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Real Income Determinants in Rural and Urban China

Lu, Yang LU (2013) EKHR51 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Substantial internal migration has been occurring for over two decades along with
economic growth in China, are rural-urban migrants having better off real income
than rural non-migrants in the return to education and age? What kind of character
does migration location play in terms of the rural-urban real income gap? This paper
will probe such issues and investigate the significance of different consequences in
real income between migrants group and non-migrants group. By applying multiple
linear regressions on the testing hypothesis, paper reaches the conclusion that
rural-urban migrants are only having more favorable real income return to education
in a lower level, and the return to age for both groups is statistical... (More)
Substantial internal migration has been occurring for over two decades along with
economic growth in China, are rural-urban migrants having better off real income
than rural non-migrants in the return to education and age? What kind of character
does migration location play in terms of the rural-urban real income gap? This paper
will probe such issues and investigate the significance of different consequences in
real income between migrants group and non-migrants group. By applying multiple
linear regressions on the testing hypothesis, paper reaches the conclusion that
rural-urban migrants are only having more favorable real income return to education
in a lower level, and the return to age for both groups is statistical significant but
very economic moderate. Migration location, on the other hand, is the most decisive
factor when it comes to the real income gap between rural non-migrants and
rural-urban migrants, choosing migrate to metropolises or better developed urban
regions is associate with bigger real income gap between rural areas than those
decide to move to less developed urban towns. (Less)
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author
Lu, Yang LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR51 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
internal migration, education, age, migration location, real income gap
language
English
id
3814721
date added to LUP
2013-06-28 14:58:55
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2013-06-28 14:58:55
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  abstract     = {Substantial internal migration has been occurring for over two decades along with
economic growth in China, are rural-urban migrants having better off real income
than rural non-migrants in the return to education and age? What kind of character
does migration location play in terms of the rural-urban real income gap? This paper
will probe such issues and investigate the significance of different consequences in
real income between migrants group and non-migrants group. By applying multiple
linear regressions on the testing hypothesis, paper reaches the conclusion that
rural-urban migrants are only having more favorable real income return to education
in a lower level, and the return to age for both groups is statistical significant but
very economic moderate. Migration location, on the other hand, is the most decisive
factor when it comes to the real income gap between rural non-migrants and
rural-urban migrants, choosing migrate to metropolises or better developed urban
regions is associate with bigger real income gap between rural areas than those
decide to move to less developed urban towns.},
  author       = {Lu, Yang},
  keyword      = {internal migration,education,age,migration location,real income gap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Real Income Determinants in Rural and Urban China},
  year         = {2013},
}