Determinants of urban to rural return migration in China: The roles of individual, household and regional factors
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AbstractThere has been large scale rural to urban migration in China since the early 1980s. Most rural migrants become temporary population in destination cities without local hukou (household registration). Such temporary population from rural areas reached over 200 million according to 2010 population census. These rural migrants have stayed in the urban areas for different periods of time. There has also been a count-stream of urban to rural migration which is called urban to rural return migration. Rural migrants return to their home villages or counties for various reasons at various life stages. This paper examines the determinants of return migration from urban to rural areas in China based on the sampling data collected in 2015. The paper will analyze the characteristics of return migrants and the roles of individual, household and regional factors in the decision of return migration. The findings will contribute to the understanding of the migration and return migration process and help the formulation of rural policies, migration policies and urbanization policies.
All Author(s) ListShen Jianfa, Ren Qiang, Zhu Yu, Wang Wenfei, Liu Xiaoman
Name of ConferenceThe 33rd International Geographical Congress
Start Date of Conference21/08/2016
End Date of Conference25/08/2016
Place of ConferenceBeijing
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsreturn migration; individual factors, household factors; regional factors; China

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