Has China run out of surplus labour?

Many recent studies claim that China has reached a Lewisian ‘turning point’ in economic development, signalled by rising wages in urban areas and the exhaustion of rural surplus labour. In this paper we show that despite some evidence of rising nominal urban unskilled wages between 2000 and 2009, th...

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Volume: 22
Main Author: Golley, Jane
Meng, Xin
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: NEW YORK Elsevier Inc 2011
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published in: China economic review Vol. 22; no. 4; pp. 555 - 572
Data of publication: 2011
ISSN: 1043-951X
1873-7781
EISSN: 1873-7781
Discipline: Economics
Series: China Economic Review
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