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Aging and Migration: Micro and Macro Evidence from China

Bodvarsson, Örn; Hou, Jack; SHEN, KAILING


Post-reform China has been experiencing two major demographic changes: an increasingly aging population and an extraordinary surge of rural-urban migrants. The question we ask is: are these two demographic changes related? If yes, then, how? The standard view in the migration literature is that the older the migrant, the lower the likelihood of migration. This paper proposes a simple theory of temporary migration for unskilled labor to fit the context of China. Motivated by our model, we then...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers of Economics in China
DOI: 10.3868/s060-005-016-0029-5


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