Abstract for: Does the subsidy policy help to improve the status quo of China’s left-behind children?

With the development of society and economy, cities need more and more migrant workers to fill the vacancies in the labor force. And due to the constraints of the economy and living conditions, many migrant workers cannot bring their children with them. Unlike children in ordinary families who grow up accompanied by their parents all year round, left-behind children lack attention during their growth. The scholars have conducted research on it from the aspects of pedagogy and psychology. To improve the current situation of left-behind children, the Chinese government has also urged various regions to design policies to help solve the problems in the life and education of left-behind children. Among them, the subsidy policy for left-behind children is one of the most common policies. However, few studies have focused on whether the subsidy policy for left-behind children really contributes to the improvement of the status quo of left-behind children. To fill the research gap, this article is from the perspective of system dynamics, comprehensively analyzes the impact of the left-behind children subsidy policy on the status quo of left-behind children and provides policy makers with operable policy suggestions for left-behind children.