• Corpus ID: 153164316

Migration, risk and livelihoods: A Chinese case

  title={Migration, risk and livelihoods: A Chinese case},
  author={Heather Xiaoquan Zhang},
  • H. Zhang
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Sociology
China has turned from a 'low risk' to a 'high risk' society since the start of the market reforms in the late 1970s. Market, while bringing diverse livelihood opportunities to rural people, has simultaneously distributed risks, and the exposure and vulnerability to them unequally among different social groups. This paper attempts to apply the risk concept to the study of one of the most socially disadvantaged groups in China, namely rural-urban migrants, through analysing the narratives of… 
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