Rural Labor Flows in China
West, Loraine A. and Yaohui Zhao, eds.
Research Papers and Policy Studies 42
2000. 344 pp.
Each essay in this collection poses one or more questions critical to understanding the broad topic of rural labor migration in China, situates it within the theoretical literature on the subject, and comes to important conclusions. The authors draw not just on their own research, but also on other survey research and empirical studies done in China on the subject over the past decade. The volume is invaluable to anyone seeking to understand the phenomenon of China's internal migration and also to people doing research on labor flows in other developing countries.