Demographics

Scholarly Publications

Effect of Parental Migration on the Academic Performance of Left-behind Middle School Students in Rural China

July 2017

Abstract: China’s rapid development and urbanization over the past 30 years have caused large numbers of rural residents to migrate to urban areas in search of work.

Gender and Off-farm Employment: Evidence from Rural China

July 2016

Abstract: The goal of the present paper is to examine how the expansion of the economy from 2000 has affected rural off-farm labor market participation.

How Off-farm Employment Affects Technical Efficiency of China’s Farms: The Case of Jiangsu

March 2016

Abstract: Using three-wave survey data for four villages of Jiangsu Province in China, the present paper examines whether and to what extent off-farm employment affects the technical efficiency of...