The Puzzle of Migrant Labour Shortage and Rural Labour Surplus in China

@inproceedings{Knight2010ThePO,
  title={The Puzzle of Migrant Labour Shortage and Rural Labour Surplus in China},
  author={John O Knight and Deng Quheng and Li Shi},
  year={2010}
}
The paper examines the contentious issue of the extent of surplus labour that remains in China. China was an extreme example of a surplus labour economy, but the rapid economic growth during the period of economic reform requires a reassessment of whether the second stage of the Lewis model has been reached or is imminent. The literature is inconclusive. On the one hand, there are reports of migrant labour scarcity and rising migrant wages; on the other hand, estimates suggest that a… CONTINUE READING
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