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Measurement and difference analysis of multidimensional poverty of floating population

Miraj Ahmed Bhuiyan (School of Economics, Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, Guangzhou, China)
Zhihui Liu (School of Economics, Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, Guangzhou, China)
Fanqiang Meng (Business School, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China) (School of Economics, Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, Guangzhou, China)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 5 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

At present, the scale of China's floating population has reached 376 million people. Compared with the local inhabitants, the poverty problem of the floating population is more complex, and this problem should also attract the attention of all sectors of society. This paper aims to measure and analyze the multidimensional poverty of the floating population in China.

Design/methodology/approach

The data used in this paper are the data of the China Migrants Dynamic Survey (CMDS) in China. This survey is a large-scale national migratory population sampling survey organized by the China National Health Commission, covering 31 provinces (autonomous regions and cities) and other autonomous regions. This paper uses the dynamic monitoring and Alkire and Foster (A-F) method to study the multidimensional poverty problem of the floating population.

Findings

This study finds that income poverty is no longer the main type of poverty faced by the floating population. The multidimensional poverty of the floating population mainly occurs in the social security and education dimensions, of which social security has become the most severe poverty dimension of the floating population. From the perspective of group differences, compared with the floating population in urban areas, the multidimensional poverty of migrant workers is more serious. However, the poverty of migrant workers is mainly concentrated in one-dimensional poverty and two-dimensional poverty.

Social implications

In the future, the authors should focus on the social security of the floating population in the place of influx and the education of the floating population.

Originality/value

Through the review of the existing literature, the authors find that the current research on the multidimensional poverty of the floating population is mainly concentrated on the migrant worker groups that move from rural areas to urban areas. However, insufficient attention is paid to the urban floating population groups moving between cities.

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Acknowledgements

Funding: This research were granted by the National Statistical Science Research Program of China (2022LY053), the Program of Educational Commission of Guangdong Province (2020ZDZX1025) and Guangzhou Philosophy and Social Science Project (2021GZYB06).

Ethical approval: No unethical activities were performed in this research work.

Informed consent: We (all the co-authors) are informed about this research work and show the consent for publication.

Conflict of Interest: None

Citation

Bhuiyan, M.A., Liu, Z. and Meng, F. (2023), "Measurement and difference analysis of multidimensional poverty of floating population", Kybernetes, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-07-2022-0943

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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