Residential Mobility: a mocro-perspective of workers' village study
Since the end of the 1990s, the degradation of danwei system, the privatization of housing and the large number of rural migrant, have given rise to high levels of residential mobility in the workers’ village of Shanghai. Focusing on the Caoyang, this study interprets the phenomenon of “dual mobility” in both local residents and migrants in this village’s migration process by reading archive and field interviews. Through the analysis and contrast of these two groups in four characteristics of mobility-causes, modes, social relation nets and outcomes, the article reveals how groups with different residential identities implement their respective social mobility and household structural adjustment via the change of residential status in the process of social reform. It also elaborates the new features of immigration-worker’s community in social relation nets and community integration, compared to the previous work-unit-community.