Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-24-2021

Department

Economics

Language

English

Publication Title

China Economic Review

Abstract

In this paper, I examine the causal impact of college education on young adults' out-province migration in China using China Family Panel Studies 2010 wave data. I use the number of colleges at the province-year level to identify the effect of college attendance on young adults' later life location choice. 2SLS estimates suggest that attending college significantly increases the likelihood of residing in a different province later in life by 7.5 percentage points. A series of tests shows that the impact of college on migration is heterogenous to people's childhood location, gender, hukou origin, and occupation.

Comments

Published as:
Ding, Xiaozhou. "College Education and Internal Migration in China." China Economic Review 69 (2021): e101649. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1043951X21000675

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DOI

10.1016/j.chieco.2021.101649

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