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Research Results Published on the Wellbeing of Left- Behind Children in Rural Areas

Guangming Daily published an article reporting on the Tenth Youth Development Forum that was held on November 30 at Tsinghua University. During the forum, a number of research papers were published on the development of youth groups in China, including unemployed college graduates, the "left-behind children" in rural areas, and youth who are handicapped and have disabilities. Regarding those “left-behind” children in the rural areas whose parents have gone to the city for work, the research showed that they tend to have a higher occurrence of accidents and it is easier to bully them. As reported by the research results they lack of interest in their studies, they tend to struggle in school, and the girls often feel anxious and lonely.

Source: Guangming Daily, December 1, 2014