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Millions of migrant workers’ children separated from parents

More than half of all children of migrant workers of school age in China live separated from their parents. This is the result of a report by the Chinese aid organization New Citizen Program, quoted by the business portal Caixin. Among 6 to 14-year-old children of migrant workers, 26.7 million grow up without a mother or father. Instead, relatives and sometimes neighbors take care of the children. Their parents have mostly migrated to large cities to work there.

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