The Study of Sustainable Labor Migration in China: Based on Lewis Two-Sector Model and a Field Survey

  • Bingtao Qin


For researching sustainable development in rural China, labor migration is a very important area. This is because in the neoclassical theory of labor, it is a necessary element of economic development. At the same time, from China’s actual perspective, the population and the amount of labor in rural China is huge. Compared with the limited arable land, there is a great surplus of labor force in rural areas and this is one of the direct reasons for that the ecological environment has been greatly damaged. Therefore, the transformations of the surplus of rural labor not only can ease rural environmental damaging, but also can promote the China’s economic development.


Agricultural Sector Migrant Worker Labor Migration Labor Shortage Surplus Labor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bingtao Qin
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  1. 1.Business SchoolUniversity of Shanghai for Science & TechnologyShanghaiChina

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