The Rumic Longitudinal Survey: Fostering Research on Labor Markets in China

23 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2014

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Mehtap Akgüc

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); IZA

Corrado Giulietti

Department of Economics

Klaus F. Zimmermann

Harvard University; German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); University of Bonn; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Abstract

This paper describes the Longitudinal Survey on Rural Urban Migration in China (RUMiC), a unique data source in terms of spatial coverage and panel dimension for research on labor markets in China. The survey is a collaboration project between the Australian National University, Beijing Normal University and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), which makes data publicly available to the scientific community by producing Scientific Use Files. The paper illustrates the structure, sampling frame and tracking method of the survey, and provides an overview of the topics covered by the dataset, and a review of the existing studies based on RUMiC data.

Keywords: household survey, China, migration, labor markets

JEL Classification: C81, J01, P36, R23

Suggested Citation

Akgüc, Mehtap and Giulietti, Corrado and Zimmermann, Klaus F., The Rumic Longitudinal Survey: Fostering Research on Labor Markets in China. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7860. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2374641

Mehtap Akgüc (Contact Author)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

Brussels

IZA ( email )

Brussels

Corrado Giulietti

Department of Economics ( email )

University Rd.
Southampton SO17 1BJ, Hampshire SO17 1LP
United Kingdom

Klaus F. Zimmermann

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Mohrenstraße 58
Berlin, 10117
Germany

University of Bonn

Postfach 2220
Bonn, D-53012
Germany

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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