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Building China: Migrant Workers in China’s Construction Industry

The Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley presents a discussion with Katie Quan and Sarah Swider.

January 27, 2012 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Panelist/Discussant: Katie Quan, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCB
Sarah Swider, Sociology, Wayne State University

This talk focuses on understanding the working and living conditions of migrant workers in the informal sector of China’s construction industry. It presents three distinct employment arrangements found among these migrant workers. Each employment arrangement is linked with specific mechanisms that channel migrants into a segmented informal labor market, together which shape the lives of these migrants on and off the jobsite.