This collection of articles selected from
Blue Book of Chinese Society 2015 published in Chinese reviews China’s social condition from 2013 to 2014. The articles featured cover a range of social issues, including employment, income and consumption, social security, and others. Findings are presented and analyzed from a number of social surveys on topics such as the public’s conception of a “good society”, quality of life in urban areas, migrant workers, university students and graduates, and household registration system reform. In addition, recent development of and future outlook for internet public opinion, labor relations, agriculture and urbanization are examined. Each article ends with policy suggestions, and a statistical overview of China’s social development is given in the appendix.
LI Peilin is Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Vice President of the Chinese Sociological Association, and Editor-in-Chief of
Sociological Studies. Li received his Master’s degree from Université de Lyon in 1984 and Ph.D. from Paris-Sorbonne in 1987. He has published extensively in sociology, including
Social Stratification in China, Social Conflict and Class Consciousness, and
Social Transformation and Chinese Experiences.
CHEN Guangjin is Director of the Institute of Sociology, CASS, Vice President of the Chinese Sociological Association. Chen has published extensively in studies of Chinese society.
ZHANG Yi is Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, CASS.
Table of contents
List of Figures and Tables
Part 1: General Report
More Emphasis on Quality Improvement in Chinese Society: Analysis and Prediction of China’s Social Situation during 2014–2015 Chen Guangjin
Part 2: Reports on Social Development
China’s Employment Situation under the New Normal of the Economy in 2014 and Outlook Mo Rong and Chen Yun
Income and Consumption Situation of Chinese Urban and Rural Residents in 2014 Lu Qingzhe
Changes in the Income Gap and Its Future Development Trends in China Yang Yiyong and Chi Zhenhe
Development Report on the Reform of China’s Medical and Health Undertaking in 2014 Fang Lijie
Progress in China’s Social Security Reform in 2014: Its Problems and Outlook Long Yuqi
Part 3: Reports on Social Survey
Report of Survey of the General Public about the Value Standards for a “Good Society” Li Wei
Report on the Quality of the Life Index of Chinese Urban Residents 2014 Yuan Yue, Zhang Hui and Jiang Jianjian
Survey Report on Migrant Workers 2014 Liu Linping, Fan Changyu and Wang Kaiqing
Survey Report on the Income Gap of Migrant Labor Forces 2014 Zhang Yi
Report on the Life and Pressure of University Students Born in the 1990s: Based on an Analysis of Tracking Survey Data Concerning Students from 12 Higher Education Institutions 2014 Tian Feng
Survey Report on the Implementation of the Points-Based System for Urban Residence Permit 2014: A Case Study of Shanghai Huang Suping, Yao Yelin, and Zhang Haidong
Report on the Housing Situation of Employed Youth in Beijing 2014: Survey on the Development of Adolescents in Beijing 2014 Li Chunling, Li Xuehong, and Li Haijuan
Part 4: Reports on Special Subjects
Analysis Report on China’s Internet Public Opinion 2014 Zhu Huaxin, Pan Yufeng, and Shan Xuegang
China’s Labor Relations Amid the Adjustment of the Economic Structure 2014 Qiao Jian
Reform and Development Report on the Agriculture, Farmers and Rural Areas in China 2014 Zhang Hao
Community Construction and Community Governance Amid Urbanization Xiao Lin
18 Statistical Overview of China’s Social Development 2014 Zhang Lipin
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