This thesis analyzes the topic of rural-to-urban migration in the People’s Republic of China, performing a legal, institutional and economic analysis of this phenomenon. Rural-to-urban migration constitutes an important issue for the Chinese authorities, since in many cities it entails relevant economic and social repercussions. The main goal of this analysis is to shed light on the flaws of the current legal frameworks regulating and affecting rural-to-urban migration, as well as evaluating the final impact exercised by rural migration on the long-term dynamics of urban economic growth.

K. Heine (Klaus) , dr. G.A. Minerva, dr. A. Minniti
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics

Baudino, M. (2017, November 30). Urbanization and Growth: a Law and Economics analysis of migration patterns in the People’s Republic of China. Retrieved from

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