Impact of Urban-Rural Return Migration on Rural Development in China – with Implications for Vietnam
Funded period: 04/14 - 04/17
Grant value: £414,608
Lead institution: University of Bristol
PI: Winnie Wang
Impact of Urban-Rural Return Migration on Rural Development in China – with Implications for Vietnam explores the potential benefits that migration can bring to poor and marginalised residents, with a particular focus on non-migrants. Drawing on a survey of 2,100 households across China and 270 households in Vietnam, as well as in-depth interviews of returnees, the project will gather first-hand research on return migration and the ways this process can support rural communities in developing countries. The findings will be invaluable for policy makers, authorities and academics working on rural development in China, as well as other Asia countries experiencing similar processes.