Variations in village migration profiles in rural China: An analysis based on the Second National Agricultural Census data

This study identified 4 types of village migration profiles based on labor and household migration data from 4,482 villages

Abstract

Relatively little attention is paid to variations in rural migration at the village level, even though labor-supplying villages present considerable diversity in economic and development profiles.

This paper examines the relationships between labor and household migration at the village level and the factors associated with different migration patterns through an analysis of data from China’s Second National Agricultural Census. The study identified 4 types of village migration profiles based on labor and household migration data from 4,482 villages in 10 counties across 5 provinces. The key characteristics of 4 types of village migration profiles are highlighted and implications for researchers and policy-makers are discussed.

Citation

Wu, B.; Robinson, B.; Long, W. Variations in village migration profiles in rural China: An analysis based on the Second National Agricultural Census data. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (2015) 24 (2) 160-186. [DOI: 10.1177/0117196815579954]

Variations in village migration profiles in rural China: An analysis based on the Second National Agricultural Census data

Published 1 January 2015