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Tan, Minghong and Li, Xiubin and Yan, Jianzhong and Xin, Liangjie and Sun, Laixiang (2016) 'Length of Stay in Urban Areas of Circular Migrants from the Mountainous Areas in China.' Journal of Mountain Science, 13 (5). pp. 947-956.

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Abstract

Currently, there is limited literature dealing with the length of stay of circular migrants in urban areas (LSCMU), although many studies have discussed the phenomenon of migration and the determinants of migration. This study attempts to fill this gap using survey data from the mountainous areas of Chongqing, Southwest China. From a comparative perspective, this study divided workers into two groups (a young group aged between 16 and 35 years and an old group aged between 36 and 65 years). The average LSCMU values for the young and old group were 225 days and 174 days, respectively. Two multi-regression models were used to estimate the determinants of LSCMU in the two groups. The results showed that LSCMU was closely related to individual factors in both groups, including gender, age and job training. Family and community factors, including household size, arable land per capita and the distance from market, had much weaker effects on the dependent variable, especially in the older group. It was noticeable that job training had significant positive effects on LSCMU in both groups; these findings have special implications for the urbanization process in China.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Circular migrants, urban, mountain areas, China
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 16726316
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-015-3477-y
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 14:56
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22412

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