IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(1): 134-138 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.439

Rural-Urban Migrants Workers in China Evaluation Study of Labor Market Conditions in China

Gourida Siham
Abstract—According to the annual survey results projections by National Bureau of Statistics; the total migrant workers in 2012 amounted to 262.61 million, which refers to an increase of 9.83 million compared with the previous year with increase percentage by 3.9%. This paper examines the working condition of rural migrant workers in china and the challenges faced by them. It describes the improvement and increase in the number of migrants, from around 30million in 1989 to 262.61 million in 2012. Using the data from various sources, this paper reviews briefly on the deprivation of various rights of ruralurban migrant form policy perspective in different aspects, such as employment, low wages, the problems of wage arrears, the lack of written contracts, the long working hours, the short weekly rest periods, the low social security coverage, the poor housing conditions, and the difficulties they face in accessing public services.

Index Terms—Rural migrants, China, working conditions, challenges.

Gourida Siham is with the Nanchang University- School of Economic and Management, China (e-mail: siham.hamadat@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Gourida Siham, " Rural-Urban Migrants Workers in China Evaluation Study of Labor Market Conditions in China," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 134-138, 2015.

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