New article published on Parents' Migration and Children's Subjective Well-being and Health: Evidence from Rural China by Rachel Murphy, Minhui Zhou and Ran Tao
Rachel Murphy and her colleagues from Renmin University, Minhui Zhou and Ran Tao have just published an article on the implications of parents' rural-urban labour migration for the subjective wellbeing and health of the children 'left behind'. The article is published in the leading demography journal Population, Space and Place http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/psp.1955/abstract Currently, there are over 60 million 'left behind' children in China aged under 17 years, and nearly half of them have two parents working away from them in the cities. The article by Murphy, Zhou and Tao is based on a survey and fieldwork conducted in the major labour exporting provinces of Anhui and Jiangxi. On the basis of their findings, the authors argue that parents' labour migration interacts with inadequate welfare provisioning and strong patrilineal gender norms to affect family-based nurturing environments in complex ways, with implications for children's subjective well-being and health. The research is funded by the British Academy and the John Fell Fund.