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DETERMINANTS OF TURNOVER INTENTIONS AMONG CHINESE OFF FARM MIGRANTS

Russell Smyth, Qingguo Zhai and Xiaoxu Li

No 03/08, Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This study examines the determinants of turnover intentions of off farm migrant workers, using data collected from China's Jiangsu Province. Turnover intention is posited to be a function of demographic/human capital characteristics, job characteristics and job satisfaction. We find that higher levels of education have a positive effect on reported turnover intentions, while higher income and job satisfaction have a negative effect on turnover intentions. As turnover intentions represent a good proxy for actual turnover, the results can be viewed as providing reliable predictors of job mobility among off farm migrant workers at a time when there is a growing shortage of such workers in China's coastal provinces.

Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2008-02-03
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