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dc.contributor.authorMeng, Xinen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Dandanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:55:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:55:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46123-
dc.description.abstractHundreds of millions of rural migrants have moved into Chinese cities since the early 1990s contributing greatly to economic growth, yet, they are often blamed for reducing urban 'native' workers' employment opportunities, suppressing their wages and increasing pressure on infrastructure and other public facilities. This paper examines the causal relationship between rural-urban migration and urban native workers' labour market outcomes in Chinese cities. After controlling for the endogeneity problem our results show that rural migrants in urban China have modest positive or zero effects on the average employment and insignificant impact on earnings of urban workers. When examine the impact on unskilled labours we once again find it to be positive and insignificant. We conjecture that the reason for the lack of adverse effects is due partially to the labour market segregation between the migrants and urban natives, and partially due to the complementarities between the two groups of workers. Further investigation reveals that the increase in migrant inflow is related to the demand expansion and that if the economic growth continues, elimination of labour market segregation may not necessarily lead to an adverse impact of migration on urban native labour market outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5288en_US
dc.subject.jelJ80en_US
dc.subject.jelJ45en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordnative labour market outcomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.titleLabour market impact of large scale internal migration on Chinese urban 'native' workersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn663190916en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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