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Record number 494809
Title Crisis, Stimulus Package and Migration in China
Author(s) Csanádi, Maria; Nie, Zihan; Li, Shi
Source China & World Economy 23 (2015)5. - ISSN 1671-2234 - p. 43 - 62.
Department(s) Development Economics Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) Employment - Migration - Spatial disparities - Stimulus package

This paper analyzes the short-term and long-term effects that the global economic crisis and the investment priorities of the Chinese Government's stimulus package had on Chinese migrant flows between 2008 and 2014. Combining micro-level household survey data and macro-level statistics, the authors have found that in the short run, the regional and sectoral impact of the crisis, combined with the government's investment priorities, caused a reorientation of migration routes from the export-oriented coastal provinces towards the central and western regions, from inter-provincial migration towards intra-provincial migration, and from manufacturing industry towards the construction sector. However, in the longer run, the decreasing attractiveness of the eastern region and the increasing attractiveness of the western region proved to be transitory, although the pre-crisis relative advantage of the eastern region was not fully restored. What proved to be persistent were the attractiveness of the central region and the intra-provincial migration in all three regions, and, in particular, the steady growth of migrants in the construction sector.

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