One in five kids is growing up in rural villages without their parents, who are working long hours in cities.
Wu Beibei, 2, plays in her home in Zhaishi village in China’s Hunan province. Beibei lives with her grandparents while her parents work in Zhuzhou, a city about 370 miles away. In recent years, the plight of “left-behind children” has attracted growing attention. Xiaomei Chen/For The Washington Post Buy Photo