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Which rural migrants receive social insurance in Chinese cities? Evidence from Jiangsu survey data

Nielsen, Ingrid, Nyland, Chris, Smyth, Russell, Zhang, Mingqiong and Zhu, Cherrie Jiuhua 2005, Which rural migrants receive social insurance in Chinese cities? Evidence from Jiangsu survey data, Global social policy, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 353-381, doi: 10.1177/1468018105057416.

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Title Which rural migrants receive social insurance in Chinese cities? Evidence from Jiangsu survey data
Author(s) Nielsen, IngridORCID iD for Nielsen, Ingrid orcid.org/0000-0002-9065-9778
Nyland, Chris
Smyth, Russell
Zhang, Mingqiong
Zhu, Cherrie Jiuhua
Journal name Global social policy
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 353
End page 381
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2005-12
ISSN 1468-0181
1741-2803
Keyword(s) China
Migration
Social insurance
Summary This article draws on a survey of internal migrant workers in China's Jiangsu province to shed light on the characteristics of migrant workers who receive social insurance and explain why some migrants take up social insurance while others do not. Of the factors which potentially explain which migrants receive social insurance, gender, past earnings, ties to the city to which the migrant had moved, the ownership type of the enterprise in which the migrant works and residential registration status are all found to be statistically significant predictors. The article concludes with the suggestion that the high level of scepticism with respect to social protection that has been reported as being manifest among migrants is justified. There is little likelihood the majority of migrant workers who have moved to China's towns and cities will be able to access the social insurance benefits traditionally available to those with urban registration. Copyright © 2005 SAGE Publications London.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1468018105057416
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2005, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067931

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