Mapping Modes of Rural Labour Migration in China

GATE Working Paper No. 1209

20 Pages Posted: 10 May 2012

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Sylvie Démurger

University of Lyon 2 - Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE)

Date Written: May 9, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Démurger, Sylvie, Mapping Modes of Rural Labour Migration in China (May 9, 2012). GATE Working Paper No. 1209, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2055181 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2055181

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