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Urban Insiders versus Rural Outsiders: Complementarity or Competition in China`s Urban Labour Market?

Abstract:

In China urban residents have traditionally been protected against labour market competition from rural-urban migrants. Over the period of urban economic reform, rural-urban migration was allowed to increase in order to fill the employment gap as growth of labour demand outstripped that of the resident labour force in urban areas. However, as reforms gained pace and controls were lifted, it is plausible that migrants and urban residents increasingly competed. The paper examines whether the re...

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John Knight More by this author
Linda Yueh More by this author
Volume:
217
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:b4e5b609-cf03-4e64-8aef-b315da0ea460
Local pid:
ora:1256
Language:
English

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