Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Education Innovation and Economic Management (ICEIEM 2019)

Consumption Gap Between Urban and Rural Migrants: A Study Based on the Quantile Regression and Decomposition

Authors
Liping Wang, Xue Meng
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Liping Wang
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiem-19.2019.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
urban migrants, rural migrants, consumption gap, quantile regression and decomposition
Abstract
Based on the data of China Migrants Dynamic Survey in 2016, this paper uses the quantile regression and decomposition method to examine the consumption disparity between the urban and rural migrants. The empirical evidence finds that the consumption gap between the urban and rural migrants exists at each quantile of the distribution, and the effects of the characteristics covariates such as finance, demographics, mobility and employment on the consumption vary with the migrants’ positions in the consumption distribution and also differ between the urban and rural migrants. The differences in the characteristics account for 88.2% of the total consumption gap between the two groups. The consumption gap between the urban and rural migrants is higher at the middle and the top of the consumption distribution, and smaller at the low end of the distribution. The endowment effect increases at higher quantiles, while the coefficient effect decreases at higher quantiles.
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Proceedings
2019 International Conference on Education Innovation and Economic Management (ICEIEM 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-779-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceiem-19.2019.8How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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