Chapter Twelve: Reform of the Hukou System and Unification of Rural-Urban Social Welfare
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Introduction

The professed function of the Chinese household registration (hukou) system formed in the late 1950s is to register the population separately in rural and urban areas. Namely, the rural-urban distinguished birthplace determines the legitimate residence of Chinese citizens, which is identified by the hukou. The alteration of hukou between rural and urban areas is conditional, …

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Cai, Fang, “Chapter Twelve: Reform of the Hukou System and Unification of Rural-Urban Social Welfare”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 27 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-6002_crpn_C9789004182448_016>



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