Economic Analysis to “Peasant Worker Shortage” in China

Weini Chen


“Peasant worker shortage” originated from coastal towns in Fujian in 2003. However, there are about 200,000,000 surplus labors, and about 5,000,000 new surplus labor. From an angle of economics, the author analyses the causes of this phenomenon, indicating that the problems mirrored by the shortage of farmer laborers will have negative influence upon the construction of a new type industrial structure and the building of a harmonious socialist society, and thus makes some suggestions.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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