Urbanization and Exclusion: Examining the Wages of Migrant Workers in the Chinese Urban Labor Market

Heitzmann, Evan (2016) Urbanization and Exclusion: Examining the Wages of Migrant Workers in the Chinese Urban Labor Market. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Gang Guo from Political Science, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This work is primarily an examination of the economic effects of the Hukou system on migrant workers who live in cities. By endeavoring to control for any differences in background and human capital, I will attempt to isolate any premium attached the possession of urban Hukou. What, if any, benefit or advantage do urban citizens have over rural migrant in cities? Will they be favorably treated and will migrants be discriminated against? These are all questions that my project seeks to answer through the construction of a linear regression model that estimates the wages of both urban and migrant workers. The findings from this research suggest that human capital will significantly affect wages more than possession of urban Hukou.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Heitzmann, Evan
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies and Chinese
Thesis Advisor: Gang Guo
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Depositing User: Evan Heitzmann
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 13:48
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 13:48
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/572

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