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dc.contributor.authorChen, Binkai
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Dan
dc.contributor.authorLu, Ming
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-02T22:18:41Z
dc.date.available2020-12-02T22:18:41Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-01
dc.identifier.other10150557
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/87145
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between city size, migration, and urban income inequality using the 1% sample of the 2005 Census in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). We calculate various measures of within-city income inequality for 252 PRC cities. It is found that city income inequality is significantly and positively correlated with city population size. As rural-to-urban migration is crucial in determining city size distribution in the PRC, we focus on exploring the role of massive migration into big cities on shaping this size-inequality relationship. We find that the share of migrants alone accounts for more than 40% of the city-size inequality premium. This is mainly because migration leads to a higher skill premium in larger cities by changing the skill composition of the labor force in those places. The main findings still hold after we deal with the endogeneity of migration using an instrument variable approach.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Asian Development Back. Available at ADB’s Open Access Repository under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 3.0 IGO).
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectcity size
dc.subjectincome inequality
dc.subjectmigration
dc.subjectskill premium
dc.subjectPeople’s Republic of China
dc.titleCity Size, Migration, and Urban Inequality in the People's Republic of China
dc.typearticle
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local.authorAffiliationChen, Binkai: Central University of Finance and Economics
local.authorAffiliationLiu, Dan: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
local.authorAffiliationLu, Ming: Shanghai Jiao Tong University


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