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Migrants Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Collective Responsibility

New Report: Hope & Opportunity – Exploring Shanghai’s Migrants

"Migrants who encounter these struggles and do not feel integrated into the city will most likely not be emotionally invested in the community. Therefore, cities should not overlook the importance of developing community-building and integration strategies to drive long-term migrant investment into the city. What is good for the citizens is good for the city. While younger generations are attracte…

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#Brexit: A Reminder About the World’s Migrant Workers

Migrant workers. We see them across the city, working the hard jobs on the street, studying for university degrees, and earning wages to support themselves and others. They are domestic migrants, traveling to urban Chinese centers of opportunity from rural hometowns in hope and pursuit of a better life – for themselves and their families. Considering the political turmoil and societal hesitati…

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Shanghai’s Migrants Want to Return Home

“Shanghai can’t give me the feeling of home. I don’t know if you have same experience. Despite the fact I am not particularly close to my family, I am still most comfortable when I am in my hometown and knowing that my family is somewhere I can reach. Every time when I am heading back home, by just looking at how the landscape is getting more and more familiar, my heart would feel warm”.…

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Guangdong Raises Minimum Wage to Attract Migrant Labor Back

On May 1st 2015, China’s Guangdong Province will implement a new labor law that will increase the minimum wage by 19% and in Guangzhou by 22.2 % (China Daily), making Guangdong the province with the highest paid minimum wage. It is a step being taken partly because Guangdong has found it more and more difficult to attract workers to the province each year. This is in part because wages in other p…

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The World’s Largest Ever Migration

Over the last 30 years, China has gone through a period of unprecedented economic growth. Much of this economic development has occurred in cities and subsequently, vast waves of rural-urban migration have ensued. As a result, China’s urban population has doubled over the last decade and for the first time in 2011, the percentage of urban residents outweighed those living in rural areas. Such m…

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