"About 69 million rural children [in China] are left behind while one or both parents work far away, according to UNICEF," says this article from the Los Angeles Times. The article discusses the ways in which these "left-behind children" in rural areas of China lack access to education and lag behind their urban peers in educational attainment.
Yan Ge, Li Song, Rockwell F. Clancy, Yulin Qin - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development7 Jan 2019
Outlining developments with reference to relevant studies, this review characterizes the perspectives used to explore and understand the phenomenon of children being left behind in rural China by parents going to work in cities.
Wei Wu, Guangbo Qu, Lingling Wang, Xue Tang, Ye‐Huan Sun - Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health2 Jan 2019
The aims of this study were to systematically evaluate and comparatively analyse the mental health status of left‐behind children (LBC) in China and to provide a scientific basis for mental intervention and healthy education for LBC.
Meifang Wang, Yuzhu Wang, Fang Wang, Xiaopei Xing - Journal of Interpersonal Violence7 Dec 2018
The goal of this study was to simultaneously examine the independent and interactive effects of paternal and maternal corporal punishment, and child temperament on child emotion regulation over time in China.
Sian M Griffiths, Dong Dong, & Roger Yat-nork Chung - The Lancet5 Dec 2018
This systematic review of children left behind by migrant parents by Gracia Fellmeth and Kelly Rose-Clarke and colleagues in The Lancet included studies from all LMICs, and considered both forced migration and labour migration.
Yu-Jie Wen, Xian-Bin Li, Xi-Xi Zhao, Xue-Qi Wang, Wen-Peng Hou, Qi-Jing Bo, Wei Zheng, Christine Pao, Tony Tan, Chuan-Yue Wang - Child Abuse & Neglect30 Nov 2018
This study sought to assess the combined effects of physical neglect, a major embodiment of the left-behind phenomenon, and the trauma of being left behind on subsequent behavioral problems of children in rural China.