Floating between cities and countryside: determinants of multiple return migrations in China
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AbstractChina has a large “floating population” over 200 million who do not have a hukou at their place of living. Significant studies have been carried out about their settlement intentions at their urban destinations. Some rural migrants have been moved between cities and countryside several times. Thus one can study ‘floating population’ at their destination or at their origin after their return. 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 paper will analyze if the determinants are different for multiple return migrations. The findings will contribute to the understanding of the migration and return migration processes in China.
All Author(s) ListShen Jianfa, Ren Qiang, Zhu Yu, Wang Wenfei Winnie, Liu Xiaoman
Name of Conference2018 Annual Meeting of American Association of Geographers
Start Date of Conference10/04/2018
End Date of Conference14/04/2018
Place of ConferenceNew Orleans
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordsfloating population,migration process,return migration,China

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