Rural Labor Flows in China
Rural Labor Flows in China
Loraine A. West, ed., Yaohui Zhao, ed.
Each essay in this collection poses one or more questions critical to understanding the broad topic of rural labor migration in China, situates it within the theoretical literature on the subject, and comes to important conclusions.
The essays in this collection pose questions critical to understanding the broad topic of rural labor migration in China, situates it within the theoretical literature on the subject, and comes to important conclusions. The authors draw not just on their own research, but also on other survey research and empirical studies done in China on the subject over the past decade. The volume is invaluable to anyone seeking to understand the phenomenon of China's internal migration and also to people doing research on labor flows in other developing countries.
Nansheng Bai is Research Fellow at the Research Center for the Rural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture.
Delia Davin is Head of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.
Ying Du is Head of the Department of Policy, Reform and Law, Ministry of Agriculture.
Denise Hare is Associate Professor of Economics, Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
Xiaodong Ma is Associate Professor, Institute for Population Research, Fudan University.
Hein Mallee is Program Officer in Community and Resource Development, Ford Foundation, Beijing.
Xin Meng is Fellow, Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University.
Kenneth D. Roberts is Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas.
Lina Song is Senior Lecturer, Institute of Contemporary China Studies, University of Nottingham.
Shen Tan is Editor of Sociology Studies, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Loraine A. West is Senior Statistician in the International Programs Center, U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Shukai Zhao is Senior Research Fellow and division chief in the Development Research Center of the State Council.
Yaohui Zhao is Associate Professor, China Center for Economic Research, Beijing University.
Loraine A. West, ed.
Loraine A. West is currently a manager at the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Rural Labor Flows in China (RPPS 42)
Foreword – vii
Stephen J. McGurk
Loraine A. West
- 1. Rural-to-Urban Labor Migration in China: The Past and the Present – 15
- 2. Agricultural Labor and Rural Population Mobility: Some Observations – 34
- 3. Rural Labor Migration in Contemporary China·. An Analysis of Its Features and the Macro Context – 67
- 4. Diversification of Household Production in Rural China: Determinants and Outcomes – 101
- 5. The Effect of Labor Migration on Agriculture: An Empirical Study – 129
- 6. Labor Migration as a Rural Development Strategy: A View from the Migration Origin –148
Denise Hare and Shukai Zhao
- 7. Chinese Labor Migration: Insights from Mexican Undocumented Migration to the United States –179
Kenneth D. Roberts
- 8. Organizational Characteristics of Rural Labor Mobility in China – 231
- 9. Regional Wage Gap, Information Flow, and Rural-Urban Migration – 251
- 10. Migrants and the Media: Concerns about Rural Migration in the Chinese Press – 278
- 11. The Relationship between Foreign Enterprises, Local Governments, and Women Migrant Workers in the Pearl River Delta – 292
- 12. "Insider" and "Outsider" Community Strategies toward Migrant Workers – 310
- Contributors – 333
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"Although books and articles on internal migration in China have proliferated