My piece about the mental health of migrant workers, for CNN

Factory life far from home leaves China’s migrant workers vulnerable

By Lijia Zhang, for CNN
January 2, 2014 — Updated 0600 GMT (1400 HKT)

Workers sewing in a clothing factory in Bozhou, in east China's Anhui province.
Workers sewing in a clothing factory in Bozhou, in east China’s Anhui province.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • China has more than 260 million migrant workers
  • Survey suggests many may suffer from mental health problems
  • Leaving behind children and elderly parents an emotional and financial burden
  • Better-educated and internet savvy, younger migrants suffer more than their elders

Shenzhen, China (CNN)

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