Rural-Urban Migration, the Skill Gap and Wage Inequality in Urban China

  • Mishra, Vinod (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cheng, Jie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gao, Wenshu (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nielsen, Ingrid (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smyth, Russell (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

China has experienced growing urban income inequality. At the same time, there have been large numbers of rural-urban migrants flooding into China's cities, which has accentuated the divide between skilled and unskilled workers. This project makes use of three waves of the China Urban Labour Survey, collected by researchers at the Institute of Population and Labour Economics to examine the extent to which rural-urban migration has contributed to urban income inequality over the course of the first decade of the twenty first century through increasing the gap between skilled and unskilled workers.
Effective start/end date9/01/1528/02/17


  • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia: A$6,990.00