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Migration in China: to Work or to Wed?

Arnaud Dupuy ()

CREA Discussion Paper Series from Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg

Abstract: This paper develops a model encompassing both Becker's matching model, and Tinbergen-Rosen's hedonic model. We study its properties and provide identification and estimation strategies. Using data on internal migration in China, we estimate the model and compute equilibrium under counter-factual alternatives to decompose the migration surplus. Our findings reveal that about 1/5 of the migration surplus of migrant women is generated in the marriage market and 3/5 in the labor market. We also find that the welfare of urban men married with a migrant wife would have been 10% lower had their migrant wives not entered the urban marriage market.

Keywords: Sorting in many local markets; marriage market; hedonic and matching models. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D3 J21 J23 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna, nep-lma, nep-mig and nep-tra
Date: 2018
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