Migrant workers and China's development

Hack-polay, Dieu and Qiu, Haiyan (2015) Migrant workers and China's development. In: Development-oriented corporate social responsibility: locally-led initiatives in dedveloping economies. Greenleaf, Sheffield. ISBN 9781783534807

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This chapter addresses a critical issue relating to the sustainability of the vast economic progress that the People’s Republic of China has made in just over three decades of opening up and becoming a full participant in the global economy. The phenomenal development has brought about good fortune to many of the country’s communities but it has also engendered different types of problems. For example millions of people have been displaced to become migrant workers and social inequalities have remained or even widened. These inequalities are significantly sharp in relations with migrant workers who are incidentally the backbone of China’s development and whose labour benefits the myriad of private companies in the country. The chapter concludes that the sustainability of China’s development depends largely on the ability and willingness of those beneficiary companies and the State to face up to these issues and to successfully confront and deal with them.

Keywords:Migrant workers, social responsibility, sustainability, development, inequalities, China.
Subjects:L Social studies > L390 Sociology not elsewhere classified
L Social studies > L200 Politics
N Business and Administrative studies > N690 Human Resources not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:18605
Deposited On:12 Sep 2015 13:15

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