I am a little bird with tender wings, but I have to live alone. Mama, don’t you love me? When are you back home?
Left-behind children (LBC) in China address the group of children under 17 who are left at their hometown while one or both parents are away long-term.
According to the latest survey, the majority left-behind children live in the rural areas of China. The total number reached 58 million. Among them are 40 million under the age of 14. 1 in every 4 children in China’s rural areas is left-behind (survey on current situation of left-behind children in China).
58 million is over 20% of total 2 hundred million children in China. Even worldwide, that is a significant number. The large group of left-behind children in China deserves world-wide attention.
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