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Who cares for 'left-behind' children?

( Updated: 2016-06-04 09:39

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Why can't their parents keep them with them in the places they work? Too low pay to get housing? Low income subsidized housing should be provided for the workers who can't afford to keep kids with them.

The countryside can be a pleasant place to live if there are relatives to take care of them. But to be away from parents for the young can be very trying. Many American kids have to endure separation from one parent or other because of divorce. Life is difficult for these kids as they cannot have a real family life as it should be.

Who cares for 'left-behind' children?

Two left-behind children follow their teacher to school in a mountainous area of Jiangxi province. ZHUO ZHONGWEI/CHINA DAILY

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