What Are The Disadvantages Of Rural Youth?

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A true story happened in my secondary school. All students of my class were born in urban areas except one student from a small village. One day, one classmate lost her cell phone. Without any confirmatory evidence, most students and our teacher immediately suspected the rural student was the thief. The teachers even threatened him to admit his guilty. The lost cell phone was never found, and no one confessed this crime. After this event, almost all students including me sort of avoided staying with this classmate. While he stayed with me, I would be aware of my personal property even if I thought that was immoral to assume him as a potential thief. Back to this paper, I am curious about the reason of the immediate suspicion towards him in this situation. The stereotype about rural youths can be a plausible explanation. …show more content…
Income and education level are usually used for differentiating urban and rural youths. Rural youths are normally considered related to low income and …show more content…
According to his research, Ma (2012) states that rural youths have few chances to access the leading research universities. One principal reason is their economic disadvantages. Since migrating into urban areas, the major concern to rural youths is not for self-promotion but survival (Ma 2012). The tuition and living expense in urban areas can be overwhelming to them based on their familial and personal income. As a result, rural youths are less likely to change their social status through advanced learning and training in a short period of time. Because of the lack of self-promotion, rural youths are unlikely to change their economic and social status

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