Migrant Workers' Integration in Urban China: Experiences in Employment, Social Adaptation, and Self-Identity

  title={Migrant Workers' Integration in Urban China: Experiences in Employment, Social Adaptation, and Self-Identity},
  author={Wenfei Winnie Wang and Carol C. Fan},
  journal={Eurasian Geography and Economics},
  pages={731 - 749}
  • W. Wang, C. Fan
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Eurasian Geography and Economics
The concept of integration is central for understanding the experiences of groups in marginalized positions in contemporary urban societies. Research on integration has primarily focused on international migrants, especially immigrants. Yet internal migrants like rural-urban migrant workers in China also face formidable institutional, economic, cultural, and social barriers in the host society. Informed by integration theory, and drawing on a questionnaire survey of 1,100 migrants conducted in… Expand
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