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Determinants Of Turnover Intentions Among Chinese Off Farm Migrants

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  • Russell Smyth
  • Qingguo Zhai
  • Xiaoxu Li

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This study examines the determinants of turnover intentions of off farm migrant workers, using data collected from China's Jiangsu Province. Turnover intention is posited to be a function of demographic/human capital characteristics, job characteristics and job satisfaction. We find that higher levels of education have a positive effect on reported turnover intentions, while higher income and job satisfaction have a negative effect on turnover intentions. As turnover intentions represent a good proxy for actual turnover, the results can be viewed as providing reliable predictors of job mobility among off farm migrant workers at a time when there is a growing shortage of such workers in China's coastal provinces.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 03/08.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 03 Feb 2008
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2008-03

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  1. Hou, Linke & Wang, Xiaobing & Yu, Xiaohua, 2011. "Rational Expectation and Education Rewarding: The Case of Chinese Off-Farm Wage Employment," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114530, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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