whp volume 8, issue 3, P14-31 2006 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2006.18282 View full text
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Xiaoming Li, Bonita Stanton, Xiaoyi Fang, Danhua Lin

Abstract: There are over 100 million individuals in China who have migrated from rural villages to urban areas for jobs or better lives without permanent urban residency (i.e., "rural-to-urban migrants"). Our preliminary data from ongoing research among rural-to-urban migrants in China suggest that the migrant population is strongly stigmatized. Moreover, it appears that substantial numbers of these migrants experience mental health symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, hostility, social isolation). While the population …

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