Survey Results Document Exploitative Labour Conditions in China’s Construction Sector

This project carried out in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with informants in the Shanghai area from 2011 to 2013

Abstract

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.

Citation

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.

Survey Results Document Exploitative Labour Conditions in China’s Construction Sector

Published 1 January 2014