ECONOMIC TRANSITION AND LABOUR MARKET DYNAMICS IN CHINA: AN INTERPRETATIVE SURVEY OF THE â€˜TURNING POINTâ€™ DEBATE
Prema-chandra Athukorala () and
Journal of Economic Surveys, 2018, vol. 32, issue 2, 420-439
Has the Chinese economy approached the â€˜Lewisian turning pointâ€™ that marks the ending of the initial phase of industrial transformation fuelled by surplus labour? In this paper we undertake an interpretative survey of the literature on this issue, in the context of China's labour market conditions prior to the reforms and structural change of the past three decades. The available evidence is mixed, and our assessment makes a strong case for probing institutional constraints to labour mobility from an economyâ€ wide perspective, going beyond the confines of the rural economy.
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