Economic and environmental effects of rural-urban migrant training

Xiaochun Li, Yu Zhou

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In this paper, we conduct the simple comparative static analysis of the environmental and economic effects of the government and producer services sector's training of rural-urban migrants. We mainly focus our attention on environmental issues and reach the following conclusions: When the government lowers the interest rate of training loans, environmental conditions will worsen. However, when the producer services sector increases the unit cost of training rural labour, the opposite effect occurs, and environmental conditions will improve. In addition, we discuss the conditions under which a government reduction in the interest rate of training loans will lead to the reduction of pollution damage to agricultural production and a decrease in social utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-402
Number of pages18
JournalPrague Economic Papers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 22
Externally publishedYes


  • Employee vocational training
  • Environment effects
  • Low interest rate loan
  • Rural-urban migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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