Dorie Solinger

At first, young men — and later, their families — began moving into China's booming cities. "In 1995, more than half of [the migrant workers] were in their 20s. The numbers were so huge and increasing all the year," says Dorothy Solinger, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of California, Irvine. "Those people now would be in their 60s and 70s."

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