whp volume 8, issue 2, P22-34 2006 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2006.18280 View full text
Yan Hong, Xiaoming Li, Bonita Stanton, Danhua Lin, Xiaoyi Fang, Mao Rong, Jing Wang

Abstract: Of the 114 million rural-to-urban migrants in China, most have only temporary employment in the cities. Because of their non-urban residence, they are not entitled to many benefits and services accorded to most urban dwellers. Only limited research has been conducted on the healthcare access and health-seeking behaviours of this population. This study, based on qualitative data from in-depth interviews with 90 rural-to-urban migrants, found that migrants had limited access to regular medical services. Lack of …

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