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China’s Urban Migration and Social Integration

Fudan-UC Center hosts a China Research Workshop on China's migrants' social integration and welfare institution reforms.

June 10, 2016 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Dr. Yuan REN, Professor of Demography and Urban Studies, School of Social Development and Public Policy (SSDPP), Fudan University

Since the reform and opening up in the 1980s, China has undergone rapid migration and urbanization. The number of internal migrants in urban China increased from around 6 million in 1980s to 226 million in 2010 based on census statistics. Serious social exclusion of migrants is a typical issue of urban social development, and this exclusion and inequality lead to only “nominal” urbanization, separation of family members of migrants, unstable labor supply and decreasing capacity for future industrial and social development. Therefore, social integration of migrants has become an important social policy goal in China’s current social transition and welfare institution construction. Based on his research in recent years, Professor Ren will present his findings on migrants’ social integration and welfare institution reforms in China.


Faculty, researchers and students are encouraged to participate. The default time is on Fridays 12–1:30 p.m., but it may vary. Please check individual listed events below for time and venue. Since we offer lunch, please confirm your attendance, or cancel one day in advance, with Samuel Tsoi 蔡禮恩.