“Villagers in the City”: Chinese Migrant Youth Amidst Urbanization

March 3, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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China Center for Social Policy
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Speaker: Shuang Lu, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Central Florida

Moderator: Qin Gao, Professor and Director of China Center for Social Policy, Columbia School of Social Work

Urbanization has prompted worldwide family migration. This study examines the psychosocial impact of rural-to-urban migration on youth in China, a fast-urbanizing country with 268 million rural migrant workers and 103 million migrant youth. Using a multisystemic resilience framework, this talk discusses how risks and resilience are embodied in the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional levels of the daily lives of migrant youth in China, and what potential interventions can promote more sustainable and equitable urbanization.

This event is part of the 2022-2023 lecture series “Urbanization, Well-being, and Public Policy: China from Comparative Perspectives” and is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and cosponsored by Columbia’s China Center for Social Policy, APEC Study Center, and the Columbia Global Centers | Beijing.

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