Research on Rural-to-Urban Labour Migration in the Post-Reform China: A Survey
AbstractThis paper surveys most recently published, specially large sample survey-based, studies on ChinaÂ’s rural-to-urban labour migration. Apart from discussing the recent trends in labour migration in China, including the size, the spatial pattern and temporal dimension of migration, and the demographic and economic characteristics of migrant labourers, it focuses on research findings on policy effects on migrant labourersÂ’ behaviours in searching for jobs, choosing occupations, remitting moneys and keeping family ties. This paper also reviews the studies on the consequences such labour migration has brought about to the urban and rural economies, as well as to migrant labourers themselves.
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Date of creation: 1996
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