An Overview of the Interests and Thoughts of the Rural Left Behind Group in China

Guanchen SHEN, Shijie SHEN


Since 1980s, China’s shifting labor force has become the backbone of urban and rural social economic development, however, the urban and rural economic and social structure makes the hundred million rural migrant workers live both at urban and rural areas, and therefore creates a huge rural left behind group and the problems of this group has caused wide public concern. This article reviews and summarizes the relevant literature about the rural left behind the group at home and abroad. Through studying the background, quantity scale of the problems of rural left behind group, this article comes the research on this problem and puts forward the practical countermeasures and therefore, it is of important reference value.


Left behind group; Number; Countermeasures

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