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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

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Front. Econ. China    2006, Vol. 1 Issue (2) : 171-181    https://doi.org/10.1007/s11459-006-0002-9
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A re-estimation of China’s agricultural surplus labor —— the demonstration and modification of three prevalent methods
WANG Jiangui1, DING Shouhai2
1.School of Economics, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300074, China; 2.School of Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 100872, China
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Abstract The purpose of this article is to re-estimate China s agricultural surplus labor. Our estimation is based on three prevalent methods including classical, neoclassical and standard structure comparing methods. Different from other researchers, we pay attention to not only the total amount of surplus labor but also its distribution among different provinces and districts. By comparing the results from the different methods, we conclude that the classical method is the most creditable. In order to make them more reasonable, we modified the three methods. The results show that there are about 40 million agricultural surplus labor in China currently.
Issue Date: 05 June 2006
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DING Shouhai,WANG Jiangui. A re-estimation of China’s agricultural surplus labor —— the demonstration and modification of three prevalent methods[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2006, 1(2): 171-181.
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/10.1007/s11459-006-0002-9
http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/Y2006/V1/I2/171
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