Rural Migrants in Urban Enterprises

John Knight and Lina Song

in Towards a Labour Market in China

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199245277
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602207 | DOI:

Series: Studies on Contemporary China

 Rural Migrants in Urban Enterprises

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This chapter examines the employment of rural migrants in urban enterprises. Rural workers in medium- and large-scale enterprises in cities are likely to be better paid, more willing to hold on to their jobs, and less rapidly drawn back by the claims of their rural households. Migrants earn an average of 80% of the non-migrant wage. The government has implemented policies restricting urban settlement of rural people to ensure preferential access of urban residents to urban jobs.

Keywords: China; urban labour market; rural migrants; wages; employment; labour policy; urban enterprises

Chapter.  11040 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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