Since the late 1990s, Chinese cities have seen a huge influx of low-skilled rural migrants. In addition, millions of workers have been laid-off by companies affected by industrial restructuring and enterprise reforms. In combination, these two events have resulted in dense urban districts that are particularly poor.
This 2-page report summarises in plain English the project work on the characteristics of specific poor neighbourhoods and how they are affected by the redistribution of property rights.
Urban Poverty and Property Rights in China: Plain English Summary