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Urban Inclusiveness and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Microdata on Migrants

【Authors】
ZHOU Yinggang,MENG Lina & LIN Xueping
【WorkUnit】
Xiamen University,361005.
【Abstract】

With the institutional reforms in China's hukou system,China allows surplus labor migrants across sectors and regions,which promotes economic growth and urbanization. Urban inclusiveness,especially the urban inclusiveness to the migrant labor,is one of new engines of economic growth. Using the 2016 China Migrants Dynamic Survey (CMDS) dataset,we explore the effects of urban inclusiveness on migrants' entrepreneurship. We find that urban inclusiveness encourages individual entrepreneurial choice. The more urban inclusiveness services an individual has received,the higher entrepreneurship level he/she chooses. The heterogeneity analysis shows that,the marketability and informatization levels also affect the effect of urban inclusiveness on individual entrepreneurial choice. We also find that household wealth positively affects the effect of urban inclusiveness on entrepreneurship.


JEL:J24,L26,R59

【KeyWords】
Urban Inclusiveness,Migrant Worker, Entrepreneurship