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The Score System of Floating Population in Zhongshan City

  • 인문논총
  • 2014, 34(), pp.99-120
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Published : June 30, 2014

Yu Jeong Weon 1

1계명대학교

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ABSTRACT

For a long time, Chinese household registration system (Hukou system) has been regarded as maincause of making Chinese migrant worker’s social inequality. Many of migrant workers are excludedfrom urban educational resources, city wide social welfare programs and many jobs. Nowadays,because the current household registration system becomes the major institutional barrier to socialand economic development, the Chinese government is making new social policy to try narrow thegap between urban and rural households’s socioeconomic status. Reformation of Hukou system is oneof important direction of the new social policy. Some cities have decided partly open to opportunity of household transmission. Zhongshan city’s score system is a case in point. Zhongshan city is the firstcity in China to adopt a score system and to allow the floating population to enjoy the urban publicservice. This paper explores whether this score system really help to migrant worker and improvetheir quality of life. Consequently, the present paper shows that only high class of migrant workerscan meet the requirement of condition, and the effect of score system has been limited.

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