MMM16
Human resource and mobility: a comparative study between north America and east Asia (IUAES Commission on Enterprise Anthropology)

Convenors:
Jijiao Zhang (Insititute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Ellen Judd (University of Manitoba)
Discussant:
Yvonne Hebert,Lori Wilkinson, David W. Haines, Delia Davin
Location:
Roscoe Theatre B
Start time:
9 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

Human resource is one of the most important factors for social and economic development. Unfortunately, anthropologists pay less attention to human resource and its mobility.

Long abstract:

Human resource is one of the most important factors for social and economic development, not only in developed countries, but also in developing or underdeveloped countries. Unfortunately, anthropologists pay less attention to human resource and its mobility. On the one hand, for a person, how to move and find a job from rural area to urban area, or from one city to another city, what would be his/her qualification or capital for his/her survival and development? education, skill, work experience, age, gender and social network? On the other hand, during his/her mobility, how about his/her housing, health care, professional training, employment, child's education, and who take care of his/her working and living condition? This panel will be a multi-discipline communication among anthropologists, sociologist, population and migration researchers, and other field scholars and students.