This chapter focuses on the impact of temporary migration on migrant communities in cities. It shows that migrant workers in Chinese cities are disadvantaged in terms of employment opportunities and accessibility to services and welfare benefits, such as unemployment allowances and formal employment contracts. While it has become easier for many migrants to work, stay, and earn a cash income in the cities, many of them live in the migrant-concentrated communities, which are the most disadvantaged communities with poor living conditions.
|Title of host publication||Transition and challenge|
|Subtitle of host publication||China's population at the beginning of the 21st Century|
|Editors||Zhongwei Zhao, Fei Guo|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2007|