Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.08.006
Title: Labor migration, human capital agglomeration and regional development in China
Authors: Fu, Y. 
Gabriel, S.A.
Keywords: Chinese economy
Economic development
Human capital
Internal migration
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Fu, Y., Gabriel, S.A. (2012). Labor migration, human capital agglomeration and regional development in China. Regional Science and Urban Economics 42 (3) : 473-484. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.08.006
Abstract: We estimate a skill-based directional migration model to assess the effects of regional human capital agglomeration on labor migration in China. Upon accounting for regional differentials in skill-based compensation, cost-of-living, amenities, and the like, model estimates indicate the importance of destination human capital concentration to high-skill migrants. In marked contrast, low-skill migrants are found to have little incentive to co-locate with high-skill workers, likely reflecting institutional and other impediments to human capital investment among low-skill migrants. Research findings suggest the importance of human capital agglomeration benefits to disparate regional growth trajectories in China. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Source Title: Regional Science and Urban Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46179
ISSN: 01660462
DOI: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.08.006
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