Social Policy and Migration in China
By Lida Fan
Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge – 168 pages
This book explores the interactions between social policy and migration in China. Using a theoretical framework of institutional economics, Lida Fan’s discussion examines migration regulations, household registration, social welfare and insurance, employment, education, housing, medical care and industrial strategies with a view to answering the following questions:
In posing and answering these questions the book traces the vicissitude of the formation of the household registration system (hukou) and other policies accompanying the hukou system since the beginning of the People’s Republic of China. The author concludes with proposals for institutional change in China’s migration policy, advocating the desirability of social justice perspectives and its feasibility in the current socio-economic structure.
Introduction 1. Theoretical Background and Analytical Framework 2. A Five Decade Journey to the Freedom to Move: An Institutional Analysis on the Vicissitude of Migration Policy 3. Measuring Interprovincial Flow of Human Capital 4. Determinants of Interprovincial Migration 5. A Proposal for an Institutional Change in Migration Policy 6. Threading Together and Final Conclusions
Lida Fan is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Lakehead University, Canada.