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Agricultural productivity shocks, labour reallocation and rural–urban migration in China

Luigi Minale.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Household Analysis; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 10744 words.

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This article analyses the way households in rural China use rural–urban migration and off-farm work as a response to negative productivity shocks in...

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Big plant closures and local employment

Jordi Jofre-Monseny, Maria Sánchez-Vidal and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Household Analysis; Demand and Supply of Labour. 10469 words.

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This paper estimates the impact of large plant closures on the local employment in the affected industry. Specifically, we examine the closure of 45...

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Can “High Costs” Justify Weak Demand for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage?

Thomas Davidoff.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics; Demographic Economics; Public Economics; Banking; Household Analysis. 15226 words.

Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (“HECMs”) implicitly bundle nondefaultable credit lines with put options that let borrowers, or their heirs, sell mortgaged homes for the credit line limit...

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Changing Government Policy and the Rural Poor: Discussion

Elizabeth E. Davis.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Household Analysis; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

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Cities, Workers, and Wages: A Structural Analysis of the Urban Wage Premium

E. D. Gould.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Household Analysis. 12713 words.

Workers earn higher wages in cities vs. rural areas. This gap could arise because cities make workers more productive, or it could be the result of a non-random selection of workers into...

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The Composition of Rural Employment Growth in the “New Economy”

Timothy R. Wojan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2000; p ublished online August 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Household Analysis. 0 words.

This article examines changes in the patterns of occupational employment in urban and rural labor markets in seven southern states between 1970 and 1990. A method is developed for assessing...

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Cultural heritage and the location choice of Dutch households in a residential sorting model

Mark van Duijn and Jan Rouwendal.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Household Analysis. 12194 words.

Recent research has stressed the role of consumer amenities for urban development. In this article, we investigate the impact of cultural heritage on the attractiveness of cities by...

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Cumulative exposure to disadvantage and the intergenerational transmission of neighbourhood effects

Lina Hedman, David Manley, Maarten van Ham and John Östh.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Household Analysis. 9568 words.

Studies of neighbourhood effects typically investigate the instantaneous effect of point-in-time measures of neighbourhood poverty on individual outcomes. It has been suggested that it is...

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The Demographic and Socio-economic Distribution of Excess Mortality during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

D. de Walque and P. Verwimp.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Household Analysis; Economic Development. 6284 words.

This paper studies the demographic consequences of the Rwandan genocide and how the excess mortality due to the conflict was distributed in the population. Data collected by the 2000...

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The Determinants of Migration from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Wim Naudé.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Environmental Economics; Household Analysis; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 8851 words.

This paper investigates the determinants of migration from 45 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries over the period 1965–2005. The significant determinants are armed conflict and lack of job...

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Do Farm Workers Earn Less? An Analysis of the Farm Labor Problem

Micha Gisser and Alberto Dávila.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 1998; p ublished online November 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Household Analysis; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

During the four decades extending from 1950 to 1960, the ratio of the farm to nonfarm wage fluctuated between 0.45 and 0.55. We employ the Oaxaca technique and the Public Use Microdata...

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Do rich households live farther away from their workplaces?

Eva Gutiérrez-i-Puigarnau, Ismir Mulalic and Jos N. van Ommeren.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Labour and Demographic Economics; Household Analysis. 10563 words.

One of the classic predictions of urban economic theory is that high-income and low-income households choose different residential locations and therefore, conditional on workplace...

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Do Single Mothers Face Greater Constraints to Workforce Participation in Non-Metropolitan Areas?

Bradford F. Mills and Gautam Hazarika.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2003; p ublished online February 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Household Analysis. 9077 words.

Increasing workforce participation among single mothers is the primary goal of recent welfare reform measures. This article shows that increased workforce participation in the mid to late...

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Does Access to Foreign Markets Shape Internal Migration? Evidence from Brazil

Laura Hering and Rodrigo Paillacar.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Labour and Demographic Economics; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Household Analysis. 10304 words.

This paper investigates how internal migration is affected by Brazil's increased integration into the world economy. We analyze the impact of regional differences in access to foreign...

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Does public housing occupancy increase unemployment?

Claire Dujardin and Florence Goffette-Nagot.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Household Analysis. 12668 words.

This article shows that living in public housing has no effect on the probability of being unemployed in France, once we account for the endogeneity of public housing. We estimate a...

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Economic transition and the motherhood wage penalty in urban China: investigation using panel data

Nan Jia and Xiao-Yuan Dong.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Household Analysis; Economic Development. 9811 words.

China’s economic transition has fundamentally changed the mechanisms for allocating and compensating labour. This paper investigates how the economic transition has affected the wage gap...

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Education's Effect on Poverty: The Role of Migration*

Bruce Weber, Alexander Marre, Monica Fisher, Robert Gibbs and John Cromartie.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Household Analysis. 3501 words.

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The effect of neighbourhood housing tenure mix on labour market outcomes: a longitudinal investigation of neighbourhood effects

Maarten van Ham and David Manley.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2010; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Household Analysis. 10924 words.

This article investigates the effect of different levels of neighbourhood housing tenure mix and deprivation on transitions from unemployment to employment and the probability of staying in...

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The Effects of Price Risk on Housing Demand: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Markets

Lu Han.

in The Review of Financial Studies

November 2010; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Household Analysis. 18059 words.

This article examines how price risk affects housing demand. It identifies two relevant channels: a financial risk effect that reduces demand, and a hedging effect that increases demand...

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An Empirical Exploration of the Population-Environment Nexus in India

Haimanti Bhattacharya and Robert Innes.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2008; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Demographic Economics; Household Analysis; Economic Development. 10873 words.

This article presents an empirical study of population growth and environmental change using cross-section district-level data from South, Central, and West India. Environmental change is...

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