Survey: More than 4 million left-behind children
A survey of left- behind children in China by a nonprofit organization shows 7.7 percent did not meet their parents within a year and 2.7 percent did not have any contact with their parents for an entire year.
In 2013, the All-China Women Federation said that there were 61,025,500 left-behind children in China. The organization defines children as left-behind if one or both the parents leave their hometowns and go to other places to live.
According to the survey’s results, about 4,700,000 leftbehind children did not meet their parents within a year and 1,650,000 left-behind children had no contact with their parents for a whole year.
The survey included 7,432 rural students from 14 provinces.