China migrants leave kids behind – BBC

 Media Images 41412000 Jpg  41412206 Afp Rice203 From BBC News:

More than 20 million Chinese children are living with grandparents or other relations after their parents left home to find work, an official report said.

The report, quoted in the China Daily, said some of the children suffered from loneliness and poor performance.

Their parents are among 150 million Chinese thought to work far from home, attracted by rapid economic growth in richer provinces.

Schooling is the main reason to leave children behind, analysts say.

Migrants have to pay school fees if they take children with them. [Full Text]

-Also see As China Booms, Millions of Children Are Left Behind from The Wall Street Journal

January 30, 2007 12:36 PM
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