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ERIC Number: EJ1164309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Urban-Rural Extension: Urban-Rural Reproduction among Different Groups of Children
Jialing, Han; Yong, Gao; Yan, Zhang; Chengming, Han
Chinese Education & Society, v50 n4 p315-335 2017
The authors analyze survey data from four groups of children (urban children, migrant children, rural left-behind children, and ordinary rural children) to explore their social resource access with respect to educational resources, health resources, and family support. The study finds that urban children are advantaged in all three areas compared with the other children groups. Regarding access to educational and health resources, urban children and migrant children living in urban areas are advantaged compared with children living in rural areas. Regarding family support, urban children and ordinary rural children are advantaged over migrant children and left-behind children, as labor force migrations lead to families that are split apart. The authors find the urban-rural-based binary structure differentially impacts the four children groups with respect to access to social resources. The study analyzes the accessibility of education resource, health resource, and family support of urban children, migrant children, rural children and left-behind children and finds out that the urban children take more advantages of each dimension than others. Both urban children and migrant children living in urban place gain more access to education resource and health resource; urban children and rural children are more accessible to family support compared with migrant children and left-behind children due to the "split family" produced by the migrant labor market. The authors conclude that the different accessibility to social resources among different groups of children has already produced differentiation among children. [This article was translated by Jeff Keller.]
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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