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Robyn Dixon - Los Angeles Times11 Jan 2019

"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.

Yufeng Ouyang, Jiaojiao Zou, Meimei Ji, Yefu Zhang, Tong Yuan, Lina Yang, and Qian Lin - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health4 Jan 2019

This study evaluated the health service needs of left-behind children ages 3-5 years old in Hunan Province, China.

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.

Gracia Fellmeth, et al - The Lancet5 Dec 2018

This study investigated the effect of parental migration on the health of left behind-children and adolescents in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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.

Sophie Xuefei Wang - Review of Development Economics22 Nov 2018

This paper examines the relationship between the migration of men from rural China and the educational attainment of their left‐behind children.

Liang Li, Yang Y. Sheng, and Xiao Q. Guo - Frontiers in Psychology19 Nov 2018

The authors of this study decided to perform two investigations to determine if university students with left-behind experience (USWL) might possess unique positive psychological capital factors.

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