This report contributes to the assessment of China’s rural labor markets and conjectures about the future of rural wages and employment. It also assesses/raises a number of issues about China’s labor markets: including the impact of labor shifts on those left in rural areas (land rental and investment); the response to the financial crisis (or 2008); and other issues and challenges (in the urban labor markets and in human capital investment into poor rural areas and China’s future stability and growth).
Rozelle, S.; Huang, J. China&#8217;s Labor Transition and the Future of China&#8217;s Rural Wages and Employment. World Bank, Washington DC, USA (2012) 81 pp. [WDR 2013 Background Paper]