Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chinese children often raised by grandparents in countryside without their working parents

The flood of workers to the cities in China for low-wage jobs has left behind a large number of children sent back to the countryside to be raised by grandparents or other relatives, often not even speaking the same dialect of Chinese, according to a Washington Post story New Year’s Eve by William Wan, link here

One in five children are raised without their parents, despite the one-child policy (which is being loosened in slow steps).
All of this does seem to relate to China’s trade policy, employing workers, both men and women, at low wages.  The men and women often meet in the cities and have children that they send back “home”.  

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