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The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Off-farm Employment and Earnings in Rural China

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  • Huang, Jikun
  • Zhi, Huayong
  • Huang, Zhurong
  • Rozelle, Scott
  • Giles, John

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Summary This paper examines the effect of the financial crisis on off-farm employment of China's rural labor force. Using a national representative dataset, we find that there was a large impact. By April 2009 off-farm employment reached 6.8% of the rural labor force. Monthly earnings also declined. However, while we estimate that 49 million were laid-off between October 2008 and April 2009, half of them were re-hired in off-farm work by April 2009. By August 2009, less than 2% of the rural labor force was unemployed due to the crisis. The robust recovery appears to have helped avoid instability.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 (May)
Pages: 797-807

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Keywords: global financial crisis off-farm employment earning rural China Asia;

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  1. Chao Li & John Gibson, 2012. "Rising Regional Inequality in China: Fact or Artefact?," Working Papers in Economics, University of Waikato, Department of Economics 12/09, University of Waikato, Department of Economics.
  2. Haughton, Jonathan & Khandker, Shahidur R., 2014. "The Surprising Effects of the Great Recession: Losers and Winners in Thailand in 2008–09," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 77-92.
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