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Effects of internal labour migration on air and water pollution in China

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posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Shuddha RafiqShuddha Rafiq, I Nielsen, Smyth, R
We examine the effect of inter-provincial migration on air and water pollution for a panel of Chinese provinces over the period 2000-2013. To do so, we employ linear and non-linear panel data models in a Stochastic Impacts by Regression on Population, Affluence and Technology (STIRPAT) framework. Our findings from both the linear and non-linear models suggest that inter-provincial migration has contributed to air and water pollution. Results from the second-generation linear panel data models suggest that for every additional 10,000 inter-provincial migrants, chemical oxygen demand (COD) increases 0.33-0.58 per cent and sulphur dioxide (SO2) increases 0.15-0.33 per cent. Our results from the non-linear threshold panel model are that for every additional 10,000 inter-provincial migrants, COD increases 0.2-0.5 per cent and SO2 increases 0.10-0.20 per cent. These estimates mean that over the period 2000-2013 average interprovincial migration was responsible for 7-12.4 per cent of wastewater discharge and 3.2-7 per cent of SO2 emissions in China based on the second-generation linear panel data models and 4.3-10.7 per cent of wastewater discharge and 2.1-4.3 per cent of SO2 emissions based on the non-linear threshold panel model.

History

Pagination

1-36

Location

Brisbane, Queensland

Start date

2016-12-06

End date

2016-12-09

Language

eng

Publication classification

EN Other conference paper

Copyright notice

2016, The Authors

Title of proceedings

ANZAM 2016 : Innovation for Sustainable and Just Future : Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Event

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Conference (30th : 2016 : Brisbane, Queensland)

Publisher

Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of publication

[Brisbane, Qld.]