Mapping Modes of Rural Labour Migration in China
GATE Working Paper No. 1209
20 Pages Posted: 10 May 2012
Date Written: May 9, 2012
Internal labour migration has become an important part of the process of China’s industrialization and urbanisation in the 2000s. Using micro data for the year 2007, this chapter attempts to contribute to a better understanding of the motives of and the constraints to labour mobility in China. Drawing on various empirical investigations at the household level, it examines both the decision and the level of migration and provides a mapping of the main factors driving different types of labour mobility across space (by destination) and time (by duration).
Keywords: rural-urban migration, destination, duration, migration networks, China
JEL Classification: O15, R23, D13, O53
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