Characteristics and Impact Factors of Residential Status of the New Generation of Migrant Workers in China

Authors: Jiahuan Zhou*,
Topics: China, Population Geography, Migration
Keywords: New generation of migrant workers, Residential status, Residential environment, Floating population
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Estherwood, Sheraton, 4th Floor
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The new generation of migrant workers is a noteworthy group. In recent years, study on the residential status of migrant workers has been gradually enriched, but related research data still needs updating, and there is a gap in analyses of residential status within internal subdivisions. Based on the data collected from more than 2000 questionnaires of new generation of migrant workers from 30 provinces, this paper seeks to improve the time-effectiveness and richness of the data. Meanwhile, it describes living status of the new generation of migrant workers, and analyzes influencing factors and mechanism. It is found that living status of the new generation of migrant workers has the following characteristics: Residence acquisition mainly relies on employers and private lease; living area and facilities conditions are better than in the past; residential status level varies between different income levels, industries, and inflow places; living stability has improved; motivation to relocate in big cities is stronger than small towns. Through further analysis, it is concluded that the characteristics of residence are closely related to employment status, mobility type and conception. Employment, mobility, and conception, through two channels (objective affordability and subjective willingness to pay), influence the new generation of migrant workers’ residential status and residential choice.

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