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Return Migration, Occupational Change, and Self-Employment: The Case of Wuwei County

HUI XU
China Perspectives
No. 4 (84) (2010), pp. 71-86
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24054488
Page Count: 16
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Abstract

After two decades of rural-to-urban labour exodus, an increasing trend of urban-to-rural labour counter-flow has also occurred in China*. This paper discusses the economic performance of return migrants with data from a survey conducted in Wuwei County in 2008. We identify the characteristics of return migrants, record their occupational change patterns, and examine their current self-employment activities. A comparative approach with non-migrants is used throughout the paper.

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