Impact of Migrant Workers on Total Factor Productivity in Chinese Construction Industry
AbstractTotal factor productivity (TFP) is of critical importance to the sustainable development of construction industry. This paper presents an analysis on the impact of migrant workers on TFP in Chinese construction sector. Interestingly, Solow Residual Approach is applied to conduct the analysis through comparing two scenarios, namely the scenario without considering migrant workers (Scenario A) and the scenario with including migrant workers (Scenario B). The data are collected from the China Statistical Yearbook on Construction and Chinese Annual Report on Migrant Workers for the period of 2008–2015. The results indicate that migrant workers have a significant impact on TFP, during the surveyed period they improved TFP by 10.42% in total and promoted the annual average TFP growth by 0.96%. Hence, it can be seen that the impact of migrant workers on TFP is very significant, whilst the main reason for such impact is believed to be the improvement of migrant workers’ quality obtained mainly throughout learning by doing. View Full-Text
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Ye, G.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, L.; Xie, H.; Fu, Y.; Zuo, J. Impact of Migrant Workers on Total Factor Productivity in Chinese Construction Industry. Sustainability 2019, 11, 926.
Ye G, Wang Y, Zhang Y, Wang L, Xie H, Fu Y, Zuo J. Impact of Migrant Workers on Total Factor Productivity in Chinese Construction Industry. Sustainability. 2019; 11(3):926.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ye, Gui; Wang, Yuhe; Zhang, Yuxin; Wang, Liming; Xie, Houli; Fu, Yuan; Zuo, Jian. 2019. "Impact of Migrant Workers on Total Factor Productivity in Chinese Construction Industry." Sustainability 11, no. 3: 926.
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