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The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Off-Farm Employment and Earnings in Rural China

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dc.contributor.author Huang, Jikun
dc.contributor.author Zhi, Huayong
dc.contributor.author Huang, Zhurong
dc.contributor.author Rozelle, Scott
dc.contributor.author Giles, John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-10T18:05:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-10T18:05:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6686
dc.description.abstract "This paper examines the effect of the financial crisis on off-farm employment of China’s rural labor force. Using a national representative data set collected from across China, the paper finds that there was a substantial impact. By April 2009 the reduction in off-farm employment as a result of the crises was 6.8 percent of the rural labor force. Monthly earnings also declined. However, while it is estimated that 49 million were laid-off between October 2008 and April 2009, half of them were re-hired in off-farm work by April 2009. By August 2009, less than 2 percent of the rural labor force was unemployed due to the crisis. The robust recovery appears to have helped avoid instability." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The World Bank, Human Development and Public Services Team, New York
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject global commons en_US
dc.subject employment en_US
dc.subject rural affairs en_US
dc.title The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Off-Farm Employment and Earnings in Rural China en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Policy Research Working Paper, no. 5439
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country China en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US


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