Introduction to Volume 1 - The China Population and Labor Yearbook: Population, Migration, and the Lewis Turning Point in China
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I. Introduction

The supply of abundant cheap labor from the rural areas to the industrial sector has long been a key source of China's high economic growth in the last 30 years. The story of global success of “Made in China” in the late 1990s and early years of the new century is inextricably meshed with the story of migrant workers toiling for subsistence wages to produce for exports.1 Rural migrant labor had be…

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Kam, Wing Chan, “Introduction to Volume 1 - The China Population and Labor Yearbook: Population, Migration, and the Lewis Turning Point in China”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-6002_crpn_C9789004165762_005>



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