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Min Xiong, Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor

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1Min Xiong, 2* Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor
1,2Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199 USA
*Corresponding Author

Xiong, Min, and Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor. "MIGRANT POPULATION IN MEGA-CITY REGIONS IN CHINA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 2377-2389, Accessed 2018.
Xiong, M., & Garcia-Zamor, J. (2018, June). MIGRANT POPULATION IN MEGA-CITY REGIONS IN CHINA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(6), 2377-2389. Retrieved from
Xiong, Min, and Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor. "MIGRANT POPULATION IN MEGA-CITY REGIONS IN CHINA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 6 (June 2018), 2377-2389. Accessed , 2018.

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Economic development and migration are often intrinsically related to each other. In China's urbanization process, the migrant population has made a significant contribution to the rapid economic growth. However, due to the urban-rural dualistic household registration system (hukou), it is far more difficult for migrants to obtain an urban hukou that will entitle them to all the public services and privileges as the permanent urban residents do. With an extraordinarily large number of migrants which accounts for 1/6 of the total national population, addressing the migration development in China is of great importance. This article, therefore, intends to explore the current situation of the migrant population in China's major mega-city regions, based on the case studies of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Yangzi River Delta, and the Pearl River Delta. It shows that there are diverse distribution patterns of the migrant population among mega-city regions. As a result, different policy implications are provided for each region.