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China Longitudinal Survey on Rural Urban Migration 2007-2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
China Household Income Project 2007 (CHIP 2007)/ Rural-Urban Migration in China Survey 2008 (RUMiC 2008)
China (CHN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2007 - 04/2008
Series or system 
China Household Income Project
Data type
  • Community
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The Longitudinal Survey on Rural Urban Migration in China 2007-2008 is a follow-up survey to the China Household Income Project 2002. This round was a data collection combined multiple surveys and was referred to as the China Household Income Project (CHIP) and the Rural-Urban Migration in China (RUMIC). It consisted of urban and rural household surveys and an urban-rural migrant survey. The purpose of this project was to gather socioeconomic data on urban-rural and migrant households.

Data were collected through in-person interviews with households in urban and rural areas within China. Migrant households were interviewed within the provinces of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, and Sichuan. A community questionnaire was also used in urban and rural areas. The sample size was 8,000 rural households, 5,000 urban households, and 5,000 migrant households in rural and urban areas.

Suggested citation 
Australian National University, Beijing University, International Data Service Center (IDSC), Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), National Bureau of Statistics of China. China Longitudinal Survey on Rural Urban Migration 2007-2008. Beijing, China: China Institute for Income Distribution, Beijing Normal University.