Influence of Migrant Workers Returning to Hometown on the Changes of Village Social Structure

Based on field survey data of Village Z in Henan Province and from the perspective of the end of villages, we studied the influence of migrant workers returning to hometown on the changes of village social structure from village social interaction and village right reconstruction. Survey results show that social interaction centers of migrant workers returning to hometown for starting an undertaking move outside, which has exceeded the range of rural society of acquaintances and promoted the breaking of the traditional social relationship network “Differential Model of Association”. In addition, migrant workers returning to hometown actively participate in building village rights and show more passionate political enthusiasm and practice of modern democratic concept. Furthermore, it not only speeds up disintegration of China’s small peasant economy and division of traditional farmers, but also is an important opportunity for realizing farmers’ self-ending and village ending, as well as urban and rural integration.

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Asian Agricultural Research, Volume 04, Issue 11
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