How Rural Labors in Less Developing Areas of Northwest China Migrate? ----- Evidence from Pingliang, Gansu Province

Haiying Ma, Lina Lian


This paper explores the role of local context on the effectiveness of overall employment strategy in reducing
rural labor forces through non-agricultural rural employment. Compared to other regions in China, rural labor
migration in Pingliang city, Gansu has owned unique characteristics. In the light of rural labor resource status,
local government adjusts measures to particular conditions and seeks after the way for its rural labor migrations
that is propitious to current situation. As a result, rural income has been improved, and local economy has been
stable. My aim is to highlight the impact of overall employment strategy on less developing regions in Northwest
of China. Based on my fieldworks on Pingliang in 2008 I present six migration patterns investigated in which
local labor migrants succeed and its extension to other regions to tackle employment problems.

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