This thesis examines the reasons for the dramatic growth of China’s non-agricultural rural industrial sector, or Township and Village Enterprise (TVE) sector, during the period of economic reform. TVE growth largely explained China’s rapid economic growth during this period. The study focuses on the remarkable phenomenon of rapid transfer of rural labor from the agricultural sector to the TVE sector, and on the effect of institutional changes on this transfer.
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