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How Long Do Return Migrants Stay in Their Home Counties? Trends and Causes
Bai, Yunli1; Wang, Weidong1,2; Zhang, Linxiu1,3
2018-11-01
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume10Issue:11Pages:21
Corresponding AuthorWang, Weidong(wangwd.15b@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractReturn migration is an important form of rural labor mobility in China, and it has been given growing concern recently by governments in the background of rural revitalization. However, research covering the duration of stay in migrants' home counties, a basic question of labor mobility and a precondition for policy making, is far from enough. The aim of this paper is to analyze the period of return for these migrants based on employment history data by tracking their mobility among rural laborers from 1998 to 2015. The data was collected from a randomized, nationally representative sample of 100 rural villages in five provinces of China. We find that only 22.3 percent of migrants returned from 1998 to 2015, and most return migrants still remained in their home counties as of 2015. Using the OLS, Tobit, and Heckman sample selection models, the results show that return migrants who are old, more educated, unmarried, and with children are more likely to stay longer in their home counties. From a development perspective, return migrants are expected to play an important role in the process of rural revitalization.
Keywordreturn migration trends labor mobility rural China
DOI10.3390/su10114153
WOS KeywordWELFARE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION ; SOCIAL EXCLUSION ; MIGRATION ; CHINA ; LABOR ; WORKERS ; DETERMINANTS ; PRODUCTIVITY ; EDUCATION ; IMPACT
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[71333012] ; Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research[Y6V6022EYZ]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000451531700327
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/51342
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Weidong
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Ctr Chinese Agr Policy, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.United Nations, Int Ecosyst Management Partnership, Environm Programme, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Bai, Yunli,Wang, Weidong,Zhang, Linxiu. How Long Do Return Migrants Stay in Their Home Counties? Trends and Causes[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2018,10(11):21.
APA Bai, Yunli,Wang, Weidong,&Zhang, Linxiu.(2018).How Long Do Return Migrants Stay in Their Home Counties? Trends and Causes.SUSTAINABILITY,10(11),21.
MLA Bai, Yunli,et al."How Long Do Return Migrants Stay in Their Home Counties? Trends and Causes".SUSTAINABILITY 10.11(2018):21.
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