Published May 26, 2024

Jiaqi Tian  


“Left-behind children” are a pronounced social issue in China. Colossal attention has been paid to left-behind children in Chinese rural areas. However, as its economy advanced, the issue also surfaced in urban areas. Compared with their rural counterparts, urban left-behind children face more complicated psychological challenges and social pressures, which have the potential to negatively affect their physical and mental growth as well as their future social integration. This article focuses on delineating the special characteristics of urban left-behind children and looking into the issues confronting them and the factors contributing to their predicament.



Left-Behind Children, Urban Areas, China

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How to Cite
Tian, J. (2024). Left-behind Children in Chinese Urban Areas. Science Insights, 44(5), 1381–1388. https://doi.org/10.15354/si.24.re1010