dc.contributor.authorFang, Zheng
dc.contributor.authorSakellariou, Christos
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-23T08:18:38Z
dc.date.available2015-10-23T08:18:38Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationFang, Z., & Sakellariou, C. (2015). Living standards inequality between migrants and local residents in urban china-a quantile decomposition. Contemporary Economic Policy, 34(2), 369-386.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1074-3529en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/38829
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the inequality in per-capita consumption expenditure between urban and rural-to-urban migrant households in China using Rural-Urban Migration in China (RUMiC) data. The methodology used is that of Oaxaca-Blinder and unconditional quantile decompositions and we deal with selection related to education level using matching. It is found that the characteristics effect does not contribute toward explaining any of the gaps in consumption. Results from a detailed decomposition suggest that differences in educational level account for 8%–19% of the overall inequality after taking selectivity of education into consideration. Differences in household size and region of residence are also important in narrowing expenditure inequality between the two groups. (JEL R23, C15)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesContemporary Economic Policyen_US
dc.rights© 2015 Western Economic Association International.en_US
dc.titleLiving standards inequality between migrants and local residents in urban china-a quantile decompositionen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coep.12125


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