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Conference Paper: Informal economy and migrant workers in urban China

TitleInformal economy and migrant workers in urban China
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Issue Date2013
PublisherUrban Affairs Association.
Citation
The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, San Francisco, CA., 3-6 April 2013. How to Cite?
AbstractChina's internal migration has drawn extensive attention from domestic and oversea scholars since the 1980s, and numerous studies have focused on the migrant workers who are employed by the 'world factories' and closely linked to the label of 'made in China'. However, few studies have paid their attention to the migrant workers who have been participating in the informal economy in urban China. In fact, informal economy, referring to the income‐generating activities that are not regulated by the state, has been expanded dramatically during the past two decades, and the rural‐urban migrants have comprised of the overwhelming majority of participants in the informal sector. These informals are mostly self‐employed and the wage employees working for the informal workshops hidden in the migrant enclaves. This study, taking a migrant enclave in south China as the research site, aims to …
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201744

 

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dc.contributor.authorWu, Len_US
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dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:40:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 43rd Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, San Francisco, CA., 3-6 April 2013.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201744-
dc.description.abstractChina's internal migration has drawn extensive attention from domestic and oversea scholars since the 1980s, and numerous studies have focused on the migrant workers who are employed by the 'world factories' and closely linked to the label of 'made in China'. However, few studies have paid their attention to the migrant workers who have been participating in the informal economy in urban China. In fact, informal economy, referring to the income‐generating activities that are not regulated by the state, has been expanded dramatically during the past two decades, and the rural‐urban migrants have comprised of the overwhelming majority of participants in the informal sector. These informals are mostly self‐employed and the wage employees working for the informal workshops hidden in the migrant enclaves. This study, taking a migrant enclave in south China as the research site, aims to …-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherUrban Affairs Association.en_US
dc.relation.ispartof43rd Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts 2013en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleInformal economy and migrant workers in urban Chinaen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros233016en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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