Seminar on The Inter-Regional Migration of China by Shuming Bao


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When: Apr 14 2008 (All day)
Where: Burns Hall room 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 pm


Seminar on Population and Health

The Inter-Regional Migration of China

Shuming Bao
China Data Center
University of Michigan

Monday, April 14, 2008

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

John A. Burns Hall
East-West Center
Room 2012, 2nd floor

There have been enormous population migrated from rural area to urban areas and from the inner regions to the coast regions in China within last 20 years. It is expected that the current migration trend will continue in the next 10-20 years in China. This presentation will give an introduction to some background information of the inter-regional migration and discuss the changes in the migration patters in China: who are they, where they come from and where they move to, why they move, what impacts on labor, economy and social infrastructure, and what are the primary factors for the migration. The presentation will also give an introduction to available data sources on migration and spatial studies on China, including population Census data, economic Census data, and related GIS spatial data.

Shuming Bao received his B.S. in Computer Science from Hefei University of Technology in 1982, M.A. in Applied Statistics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1987, and Ph. D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University in 1996. He was a research scientist at MathSoft from 1996-97, and has been a senior research coordinator for China initiatives of the International Institute and the Senior Research Associate of the China Data Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor since 1997. He is also serving as the Executive Director of the Chinese Economists Society and the Deputy General Secretary of the West China Research Consortium. Dr. Bao's research interests are in regional economics, spatial statistics and econometrics. Dr. Bao has published more than 40 journal papers with about 20 papers on China in recent years, which cover extensive issues on regional development, migration, and environment.

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