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Influential factors in employment location selection based on "push-pull" migration theory-a case study in Three Gorges Reservoir area in China
Xu Ding-de1,2; Zhang Ji-fei1; Xie Fang-ting3; Liu Shao-quan1; Cao Meng-tian1,2; Liu En-lai1,2
Corresponding AuthorLIU Shao-quan
2015-11-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume12Issue:6Pages:1562-1581
SubtypeArticle
AbstractIn China, farmers employed in non-farm work have become important socio-economic actors, but few studies have examined the farmers' perspective in making their work location choices. Based on "push-pull" migration theory, this paper utilizes sectional data from a 2013 survey of farmers in China's Three Gorges Reservoir area to empirically analyze the factors influencing migrant workers' choice of employment location. The results indicate that 60.46% of laborers have migrated from their home province, whereas 39.54% have remained in their home province. Focusing on personal, household, and community characteristics-in addition to the economic characteristics of the sample counties-multinomial logistic regression models reveal that farmer-laborers' employment location decisions are influenced by their personal capital endowment (age, years of education and social networks), family structure (the number of laborers, elders, children and students), home village characteristics (location, economic development level and the degree of relief of the land) and home county economic development level. Notably, male and female laborers' location decisions reveal a converging trend, and their differences are not pronounced. Per capita arable land area has little influence on location decisions, whereas the educational level of laborers has a significant impact. The results differ significantly from those found in previous studies.
KeywordOff-farm Employment Location Selection Migrants Push-pull Migration Theory Three Gorges Reservoir Region China
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
DOI10.1007/s11629-014-3371-z
WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordRURAL-URBAN MIGRATION ; MIGRANT WORKERS ; LABOR MIGRATION ; IMPACT ; URBANIZATION ; DETERMINANTS ; SETTLEMENTS ; INEQUALITY ; OPERATORS
Language英语
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000365269200019
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China(41571527 ; Main Direction Program(KZCX2-EW-317) ; West Light Foundation of theChinese Academy of Sciences(2013Yuhui) ; 41301193 ; 41101552 ; 41401198)
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/11057
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science _Journal of Mountain Science-2015_Vol12 No.6
山区发展研究中心
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Jiangxi Agr Univ, New Rural Dev Res Inst, Nanchang 330000, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Xu Ding-de,Zhang Ji-fei,Xie Fang-ting,et al. Influential factors in employment location selection based on "push-pull" migration theory-a case study in Three Gorges Reservoir area in China[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2015,12(6):1562-1581.
APA Xu Ding-de,Zhang Ji-fei,Xie Fang-ting,Liu Shao-quan,Cao Meng-tian,&Liu En-lai.(2015).Influential factors in employment location selection based on "push-pull" migration theory-a case study in Three Gorges Reservoir area in China.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,12(6),1562-1581.
MLA Xu Ding-de,et al."Influential factors in employment location selection based on "push-pull" migration theory-a case study in Three Gorges Reservoir area in China".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 12.6(2015):1562-1581.
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