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dc.contributor.authorXing, Chunbingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:35:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:35:45Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36923-
dc.description.abstractAs massive rural residents leave their home countryside for better employment, migration has profound effects on income distributions such as rural-urban income gap and inequalities within rural or urban areas. The nature of the effects depends crucially on who are migrating and their migrating patterns. In this paper, we emphasize two facts. First, rural residents are not homogeneous, they self-select to migrate or not. Second, there are significant differences between migrants who successfully transformed their hukou status (permanent migrants) and those did not (temporary migrants). Using three coordinated CHIP data sets in 2002, we find that permanent migrants are positively selected from rural population especially in terms of education. As permanent migration takes more mass from the upper half of rural income density, both rural income level and inequalities decrease, the urban-rural income ratio increases at the same time. On the contrary, the selection effect of temporary migrants is almost negligible. It does not have obvious effect on rural income level and inequalities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x4979en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-selectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.stwBinnenwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Arbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwStadt-Land-Beziehungen_US
dc.subject.stwVerteilungswirkungen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Einkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleMigration, self-selection, and income distributions: Evidence from rural and urban Chinaen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn627458645en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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