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Economic and Environmental Effects of Rural-Urban Migrant Training

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  • Xiaochun Li

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In this paper, we conduct the simple comparative static analysis of the environmental and economic effects of the government and producer services sector's training of rural-urban migrants. We mainly focus our attention on environmental issues and reach the following conclusions: When the government lowers the interest rate of training loans, environmental conditions will worsen. However, when the producer services sector increases the unit cost of training rural labour, the opposite effect occurs, and environmental conditions will improve. In addition, we discuss the conditions under which a government reduction in the interest rate of training loans will lead to the reduction of pollution damage to agricultural production and a decrease in social utility.

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  • Xiaochun Li, 2013. "Economic and Environmental Effects of Rural-Urban Migrant Training," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2013(3), pages 385-402.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2013:y:2013:i:3:id:458:p:385-402
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    Keywords

    environment effects; low interest rate loan; employee vocational training; rural-urban migration;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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