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Table 1 Demographics, family structure, and migration pattern of interviewed migrant families

From: Impact of parental migration on psychosocial well-being of children left behind: a qualitative study in rural China

Index child Co-resident adult Migrant parent Child age when left behind
Sex Age Sibling
Girl 10 Elder sister Mother Father only 2
Boy 12 Younger sister Mother Father only 10
Girl 11 None Other relatives Both parents 5
Girl 11 None Grandparents Both parents 2
Girl 9 Elder sister Mother & Grandma Father only Shortly after birth
Girl 10 Younger brother Mother & Grandparents Father only Unknown
Boy 10 None Grandma Both parents 3
Girl 14 Elder sister Mother Father only Shortly after birth
Boy 12 None Grandparents Both parents 4
Boy 13 Younger brother Grandparents Both parents 1
Girl 8 Younger brother Grandparents Both parents Shortly after birth
Boy 14 None Grandparents Both parents 1
Boy 11 None Grandparents Both parents A few months
Girl 11 None Grandparents Both parents 3
Boy 11 None Grandpa Both parents 4
Girl 12 Younger brother Mother Father only 6
Girl 10 Elder sister Mother Father only 5
Girl 9 None Grandparents Mother only 9
Girl 7 Elder sister Grandparents Both parents 3
Boy 12 None Grandma Both parents 5
Girl 10 None Grandparents Both parents 4
Boy 12 None Grandparents Both parents 5 or 6
Boy 13 None Grandma Father only 11
Boy 13 None Grandparents Both parents 3
Boy 10 None Mother & Grandma Father only 1
Boy 12 None Mother Father only Unknown
Girl 12 Elder sister Mother & Grandparents Father only Shortly after birth
Boy 9 None Grandma Both parents 4
Girl 13 None Grandparents Both parents 7
Boy 8 Elder brother Grandparents Both parents 5