Education Heterogeneity of China Internal Migration and the Effect to the Future Population Dynamic

Yingji Wu , Asian Demographic Research Institute, Shanghai University
Samir K., Shanghai University

The population of China increasing has slowed down after its fertility getting lower in the past decades. It seems impossible to reverse this trend even the new released two-Child policy while most of the better-educated women are more likely to spend their time and energy for self-improve and enjoy their life. However, the enormous floating population highly affects the spatial population distribution in China. Millions of populations migrate from western to eastern provinces and from rural areas to urban. It is believed that education and internal migration become two more important population dimensions for China population dynamics and distribution in the future. In this paper, we will use the micro-sample data from China Census 2010 to analyze the education difference of the internal migration and the influence on China population distribution. We will also analyze how the current internal migration education pattern will shape the future China population dynamics.

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 Presented in Session P3. Poster Session Migration, Economics, Environment, Methods, History and Policy