The contact hypothesis in urban China: The perspective of minority-status migrant workers

Ingrid Nielsen, Russell Smyth

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This study is the first to test Allport s (1954) contact hypothesis from the perspective of a minority group in China. Employing a sample of off-farm migrant workers in urban China, results indicate a positive effect on self-reported attitudes of intergroup friendship contact between migrant and local workers; and positive effects on self-reported behavioral interaction between migrants and urban locals of both intergroup friendship and intergroup nonfriendship contact.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469 - 481
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Urban Affairs
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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