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ERIC Number: EJ1089150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Growing up with Distant Parents: Socialization and Alienation of "Left-Behind" Children in Rural China
Zhang, Donghui
Frontiers of Education in China, v10 n4 p505-525 2015
An increasing number of left-behind children has emerged in rural China as a result of the large-scale migration of rural farmers to urban cities since the 1990s. With the absence of parent(s) from the family, the left-behind children face crises in socialization and their relationships with their parents are threatened by physical distance. This paper investigates how Chinese left-behind children negotiate the missing roles of parents and how the parent-child relations in such families change over time, through in-depth case studies of two left-behind children with different family backgrounds in rural Henan province.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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