A report counts 61 million ‘left-behind’ children in China’s countryside, a phenomenon often attributed to cities denying social services to families of migrant workers
More than one-third of all rural children younger than 17 are living without daily care from their parents, according to the latest report from the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The pattern of "left-behind children" has led to numerous tragedies, including suicide cases and accidental deaths, as young children are left to fend for themselves in many cases.
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