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Are workers close to cities paid higher non-agricultural wages in rural China?

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In the present study, we investigate whether workers close to cities are paid higher non-agricultural wages than workers in outlying rural areas. We find that workers close to urban areas not only benefit from more opportunities to engage in non-agricultural activities, but also from better paid jobs. In addition, distance exhibits a strongly nonlinear impact. Distance always has a negative impact on wages but the effect is more detrimental, the closer the village is to the urban center. We also find evidence of urban hierarchy effects: workers living close to bigger cities are paid higher wages. Finally, we provide evidence on the transmission channels at work.
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halshs-00673698 , version 1 (24-02-2012)

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Chloé Duvivier Duvivier, Mary-Françoise Renard, Shi Li. Are workers close to cities paid higher non-agricultural wages in rural China?. 2012. ⟨halshs-00673698⟩
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