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Phantom Services: Deflecting Migrant Workers in China

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School of Global Policy and Strategy

GPS classroom 3201

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La Jolla, CA 92093

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As China continues to urbanize, more migrants need and expect public services. Many municipalities, however, deflect demands for benefits instead of meeting them or denying them outright, for both political and practical reasons.

UC Berkeley Professor Kevin O'Brien describes how "phantom services" are politically appealing at a time when the central government is calling for greater benefits for non-locals and urging people to move to small cities while migrants continue to appear in large numbers in the biggest, most desirable cities.

Presentation and Q&A will be followed by a reception.

The event will take place in GPS classroom 3201 (directions). Closest parking will be at the Pangea Parking Structure. There will be signage to direct you from Pangea to GPS.

Questions? Contact Samuel Tsoi.

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