Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101813
Authors: 
Bodvarsson, Örn B.
Hou, Jack W.
Shen, Kailing
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8351
Abstract: 
Post-reform China has been experiencing two major demographic changes, an extraordinary amount of internal migration and an aging population. We present a general migration model which captures the idea that older migrants have shorter durations in the destination but possibly larger general human capital to transfer. Therefore, the incentive to migrate is ambiguously related to age. We test the theoretical implication using an extended modified gravity model, nuanced to fit the case of a transition economy. We find that shifts in China's age distribution have generated significant changes in the country's migration patterns.
Subjects: 
internal migration
age distribution
reforms
JEL: 
J61
J11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
331.62 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.