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Migrant Labor Markets and the Welfare of Rural Households in the Developing World: Evidence from China

Michigan State University's John Giles speaks on how migration increases rural incomes.

April 25, 2007 12:00am

Wednesday, April 25, 4 - 5:30 pm.
USC Kaprielian 319

John Giles earned a B.A. and B.S. from Stanford University, an M.A. in International Affairs from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley. His research focuses on labor and development economics and economics of transition with a special emphasis on empirical research in China.

His current research projects in China include an ongoing household survey project focused on urban labor markets, with special emphasis on issues related to aging and women's labor supply decisions; and a survey of governance, land tenure institutions and social networks in rural China, with particular interest in the impact of institutions on rural-urban migration decisions.

Dr. Giles has funded his research through grants from the National Science Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the World Bank, The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Michigan State University.