This Development Viewpoint represents Part II of a report on labour
conditions in China’s construction sector. Its findings derive from the
ESRC-DFID Research Project on Labour Conditions and the Working Poor in
China and India.
Between late 2011 and early 2013, this project carried out a direct
survey of construction workers and in-depth interviews and focus group
discussions with key informants in the construction sector in the
general Shanghai area.
The results of this survey document, in more detail, the deterioration
in labour conditions that Part I, Development Viewpoint #77, discussed
in general terms. Part I highlighted how the large number of migrant
construction workers from rural areas have borne the brunt of
exploitative conditions in the sector.
Centre for Development Policy and Research. Survey Results Document Exploitative Labour Conditions in China’s Construction Sector. Development Viewpoint (2014) Number 78, July 2014, 2 pp.