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Problems and Improvement of Protective System for Left-behind Children in Poor Rural Areas from the Perspective of Social Ecosystem

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DOI: 10.25236/ssehr.2019.019


Li Debo, Duan Yongchun, Qing Yin

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Duan Yongchun


From the perspective of social ecosystem with field research, this paper found that there are some problems in the protective system for left-behind children in poor rural areas: defective protection system and low-level protection. These problems are embodied in the weak family protection function, insufficient attention from school and community, and unfavorable social environment to children. From 2017 to 2019, some child protection practice was implemented in the rural communities of Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan Province, Southwest of China. Based on this practice, we put forward some suggestions to enhance protection level to these children, including: strengthening governmental mechanism design, building family supporting system, developing professional social service organizations and school social work, constructing child-friendly community, and purifying the social environment.


Left-behind children in rural area; children protection system; social ecosystems