Migrant workers have become less willing to travel far from home to look for work, with many inland governments encouraging them to return home to start their own businesses. Photo: BloombergMigrant workers have become less willing to travel far from home to look for work, with many inland governments encouraging them to return home to start their own businesses. Photo: Bloomberg
Migrant workers have become less willing to travel far from home to look for work, with many inland governments encouraging them to return home to start their own businesses. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s army of migrant workers is becoming older and less mobile, new government data shows

  • Annual survey by Beijing shows China’s migrant workers are less inclined to travel long distances for work, with governments offering grants to stay locally
  • The average age of migrant workers is rising, with a new generation of workers less content to work in factories or construction sites

Topic |   Migrant workers in China
Migrant workers have become less willing to travel far from home to look for work, with many inland governments encouraging them to return home to start their own businesses. Photo: BloombergMigrant workers have become less willing to travel far from home to look for work, with many inland governments encouraging them to return home to start their own businesses. Photo: Bloomberg
Migrant workers have become less willing to travel far from home to look for work, with many inland governments encouraging them to return home to start their own businesses. Photo: Bloomberg
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