Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80631
Authors: 
Cui, Yuling
Nahm, Daehoon
Tani, Massimiliano
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7349
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the returns to education of rural-urban migrants during the period of transition of China's economy between 1995 and 2008. Using data from CHIP and RUMiC, we find that rural migrants' earning differentials with urban residents are substantial and mainly depend on the type of occupation, industry, and employers' ownership, rather than the level of education completed. Returns to formal schooling for migrants remained stable at approximately 3% and 5% throughout the period, and differences across quantiles are generally statistically insignificant. Increasing gaps in the return to schooling by gender have instead emerged. These results raise questions about the incentives to invest in human capital for rural migrants and for the governments funding education in emigration regions.
Subjects: 
returns to education
rural migrants
quantile regression
ownership enterprises
China
returns to schooling
JEL: 
C31
J24
J61
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
327.21 kB





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