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China's Urban Employment and Urbanization Rate: A Re-estimation

dc.contributor.authorXiaolu Wang
dc.contributor.authorGuanghua Wan
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-28
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-29T14:32:48Z
dc.date.available2015-04-29T14:32:48Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/4278
dc.description.abstractThe present paper argues that China's existing population and employment statistics are misleading, and have failed to include many of the migrant and labor force flows between urban and rural areas. The paper reconciles the differences between official census data and other survey statistics and attempts to recalculate China's urban population and employment figures. Our analyses indicate that official statistics of 2012 underestimate China's urban employment by approximately 47 million while overestimating rural employment by 31 million. The adjusted urbanization rate exceeded 55 percent in 2012, almost 3 percentage points higher than the official statistics. Nevertheless, there remains much potential for rural-to-urban migration. More specifically, if the current bottlenecks in household registration, social security and public welfare systems can be removed or relaxed, China's urbanization rate could rise by another 10 percentage points or even more over the next decade.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.titleChina's Urban Employment and Urbanization Rate: A Re-estimation
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.expertAsian Development Bank
dc.subject.expertDevelopment
dc.subject.expertSustainable Development
dc.subject.expertUrban Area
dc.subject.expertUrban Areas
dc.subject.expertUrban Population
dc.subject.expertUrbanization
dc.subject.expertUrban Services
dc.subject.expertUrban Projects
dc.subject.expertUrban Problems
dc.subject.expertUrban Poverty
dc.subject.expertUrban Policy
dc.subject.expertUrban Planning
dc.subject.expertUrban Infrastructure
dc.subject.expertUrban Health
dc.subject.expertUrban Government
dc.subject.expertUrban Economic Development
dc.subject.expertUrban Development Finance
dc.subject.expertUrban Development
dc.subject.expertUrban Conditions
dc.subject.expertUrban Communities
dc.subject.expertUrban Population
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbCities
dc.subject.adbSustainable growth
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbUrban Plans
dc.subject.adbUrbanism
dc.subject.adbUrban agriculture
dc.subject.adbRural Urban Migration
dc.subject.adbCities
dc.subject.naturalInvestment
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalLocal government
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.subject.naturalUrban housing
dc.subject.naturalUrban sociology
dc.subject.naturalTransit systems
dc.subject.naturalRapid transit
dc.subject.naturalPublic transit
dc.subject.naturalMass transit
dc.title.seriesChina & World Economy
dc.title.volumeVol 22, Issue 1
dc.contributor.imprintWiley
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeUrban
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-008052
oar.authorWang, Xiaolu
oar.authorWan, Guanghua
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oar.externallinkhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1749-124X.2014.12051.x/abstract
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