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Migration and Rural Poverty in China.

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We analyze two complementary household datasets from China’s poor areas to examine whether the poor migrate and whether migration helps the poor. We find an inverted-U- shaped relationship between household endowments and the likelihood of migration. Over time, the poor are more likely to migrate. Using household panel data and taking prior village migration networks as an instrument, we find that having a migrant increases a household’s income per capita by 8.5 to 13.1 percent, but that the ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.jce.2005.09.001

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Publisher:
Elsevier Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Comparative Economics Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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URN:
uuid:269327e6-9d28-43f2-b264-6b9828e09152
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15052
Language:
English

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