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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

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Front. Econ. China    2008, Vol. 3 Issue (1) : 150-148    https://doi.org/10.1007/s11459-008-0007-7
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The application of the Median Voter Theory to the formulation of policies for the citizenization of peasant workers—An empirical study on 436 peasant workers in Wuhan
XU Jianling 1, LIU Chuanjiang 2
1.Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing 210003, China; 2.Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China;
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Abstract The Median Voter Theory is an important theory in the neo-political economics. It can be applied to solve the collective choice paradox and analyze the policy making for the citizenization of peasant workers. Adopting the method of factor analysis, this paper makes an empirical study on peasant workers’ preference for citizenization. We find that there is a paradox of future residence preference and self-identification in peasant workers. On this basis, peasant workers are divided into 5 subgroups, and it is found that the median undecided peasant workers are the median voters. Based on the analysis of the median undecided peasant worker’s complaints and appeals, it is proposed that the country should strengthen the vocational training system, establish a social security system, expand the agricultural reform and promote educational reform to facilitate the citizenization of peasant workers.
Issue Date: 05 March 2008
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LIU Chuanjiang,XU Jianling. The application of the Median Voter Theory to the formulation of policies for the citizenization of peasant workers—An empirical study on 436 peasant workers in Wuhan[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2008, 3(1): 150-148.
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/Y2008/V3/I1/150
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