The Elders’ Socioeconomic Status and Children’s Migration in Urban China

Yue Zhuo, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY)

Using 10% sample of the 2000 Sampling Survey of the Aged Population in Rural/Urban China, this paper examines the elders' socioeconomic status and the migration of their children in contemporary urban China. The results indicate that the urban elderly with migrant children are richer than those without migrant children and also have more political capital than their counterpart.

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Presented in Poster Session 4