Lack of participation in the social provision system has been a big problem for migrants in China because of the household registration system. The vulnerability of migrant children in education and other social services is also the result of children’s accompanied citizenship rights in China. The paper starts from the analysis on the educational exclusion of rural migrant children lead by the household registration system, then explore the other factors related to educational exclusion of migrant children in China. Meanwhile it explained the way that rural migrants negotiate and confront the challenges of their marginalization in the cities. Furthermore, by pointing out the new opportunities and challenges faced by migrant children in education under the context of ‘new urbanization’, the paper gave a different perspective on the educational exclusion issue of rural migrant children in urban areas in China.

educational exclusion, migrant children, household registration system, accompanied citizenship rights, social justice, new urbanization
Okwany, Auma
Social Policy for Development (SPD)
International Institute of Social Studies

Shen, Qi. (2019, December 20). Educational exclusion of internal rural migrant children in urban areas in China. Social Policy for Development (SPD). Retrieved from