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An Empirical Analysis of Chinese Rural Labour Migration Using a Multinomial Logit Model


  • Chen, G.
  • Hamori, S.



This paper uses data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) questionnaire (2000) from four provinces that have a large number of migrant workers—Guizhou, Guangxi, Hubei, and Henan (16 counties with 96 villages). We clarify the characteristics of non-agricultural workers and migrants in comparison with agricultural workers based on a multinomial logit model. The results reveal that individual, household, and regional characteristics determine the employment choices of Chinese rural workers.

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  • Chen, G. & Hamori, S., 2009. "An Empirical Analysis of Chinese Rural Labour Migration Using a Multinomial Logit Model," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 9(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:9:y:2009:i:1_16

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    multinomial logit model; labor migration; Chinese labor market;

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    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General


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