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La dynamique des migrations intérieures en Chine. Frontières et forces centripètes


  • Sandra Poncet


The present article aims at estimating the workers’motion law in China using internal migration data for 29 provinces over two sub-periods 1985-1990 and 1990-1995. We measure impediments to the mobility of workers inside China and notably additional costs that apply to crossing borders. Our study of provincial migration dynamics pays particular attention to the influence of access to market on rural-urban migration flows and through it to the strength of the centripetal forces which affect the geography of China as a whole. Classification JEL : F02, F14, F15, P2, R12.

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  • Sandra Poncet, 2004. "La dynamique des migrations intérieures en Chine. Frontières et forces centripètes," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 55(3), pages 623-632.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_553_0623

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    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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