A Multilevel Analysis of Victimization among Migrant Workers in China: Social Exclusion, Routine Activities and Social Disorganization
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AbstractThis study aims to examine the patterns and mechanisms of rural-to-urban migrant workers’ victimization in China. Three theories are applied to understand their victimization experience, including social exclusion, routine activities, and neighborhood disorganization theories. We combine the 2012 and 2014 China Labor Dynamics Study (CLDS), the most recent updated national representative data including both migrant and local workers. The hypotheses derived from the above three theories are thoroughly tested through multilevel models. Specifically, the logit of workers’ victimization is explained by both individual-level variables and community-level variables. The preliminary results have suggested: (1) institutional exclusion (e.g. discrimination from local urban society and low qualification in modern economy) experienced by migrant workers will increase their risky routine activities and consequently lead to higher likelihood of victimization; (2) the neighborhood disorganization has both direct effects on migrant workers' victimization and interacting effects with exclusion and routine activities. The research has great potential to make theoretical contributions in victimology by synthesizing relevant theoretical arguments in both criminology and migration/immigration fields. It also has policy implications for reducing the vulnerabilities of rural-to-urban migrant workers in China and other developing countries
All Author(s) ListZhong Hua, Rui Yuan, Jianhua Xu
Name of ConferenceThe 16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology
Start Date of Conference10/06/2018
End Date of Conference14/06/2018
Place of ConferenceCity University of Hong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
Year2018
Month6
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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