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Economic Effect of Rural Labor Transfer in China

Li Cheng(School of Economics, Shandong University of Technology)
Zhang Zhixin(School of Economics, Shandong University of Technology)
Jin Yue(School of Economics, Shandong University of Technology)


With the continuous development of China’s economy and the acceleration of urbanization, more and more rural labor force is gradually transferred to cities and non-agricultural industries. Although the transfer of rural labor force can increase farmers’ income, improve farmers’ quality of life, and accelerate the process of urbanization and agricultural modernization in China, the unreasonable transfer of rural labor force has also brought some problems to China’s agricultural development. This paper mainly through the method of combining theoretical derivation and empirical analysis, using the data from 2010 to 2015 to analyze, study the influence of rural labor transfer on agricultural production, explore the relationship between rural labor transfer and agricultural development and provide relevant policy suggestions.


Rural labor transfer; Economic effect; Difference of factors

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