DFG-Project: Patterns of Migrant Community Formation in China's Megaurban Pearl River Delta
- Prof. Dr. Bettina Gransow (Freie Universität Berlin)
- Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas (Universität zu Köln)
- Prof. Dr. Xue Desheng (San Yat-sen University Guangzhou)
- Prof. Dr. Zhou Daming (San Yat-sen University Guangzhou)
International migration, global change, high-qualified migration, urban health, patterns of migrant community formation
Geography, Sinology, Urban Planning, Anthropology
Based on phase one and two of PRD 3 (2007-2009 and 2009-2011) with a focus on internal migration and an extended focus on international migrants from developing and transnational countries, the main focus of this third and last phase will be set on high-qualified international migrants from different industrialized countries.
- To compare our preliminary findings with individual and group specific social and health risks as well as strategies among internal and international migrants, with a focus on their interplay with forces of global change.
- To analyze and identify patterns of internal, international and transnational migrant community formation that are emerging as a result of mega(urban) development in the PRD.
- To better understand the institutional setting of migration in the PRD and how different stakeholders affect migrants’ lives.
- To better and more systematically understand the interplay of global change processes and migration flows in the PRD.
- Inclusion of different high-skilled international and internal migrant communities in the PRD with a focus on their access to health services and social services, their health status and specific health risks, as well as living and working conditions.
- Analysis of patterns of internal, international and transnational migrant community formation and the migrants’ interaction with global change processes.
- Analysis of similarities and differences between internal and international migration in the light of the new project focus.