Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92238
Authors: 
Démurger, Sylvie
Wan, Haiyuan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 1 [Year:] 2012 [Pages:] 1-22
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the impact of the Sloping Land Conversion Program (SLCP) on rural labor migration in China. We use recent survey data from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and a difference-in-difference approach to assess the impact of the policy on labor migration decision. We find a significant effect of the policy: the migration probability increase due to the SLCP policy amounts to 17.5 percentage points in 2008. Furthermore, we highlight the role of policy duration in strengthening the impact of the program on migration. We also find that young, male and Hui nationality individuals are more likely to be impacted by the policy.
Subjects: 
sloping land conversion program
labor migration
policy evaluation
China
JEL: 
J22
J68
O13
Q23
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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