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China Household Income Project 2008-2009 - China Institute for Income Distribution, Beijing Normal University


General Info
Original or alternative title 
China (CHN)
Anhui, Chongqing, Guangdong, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Sichuan, Zhejiang
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2009
Series or system 
China Household Income Project
Data type
  • Community
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

This round was a data collection combined multiple surveys (Urban, Rural, and Urban-Rural Migrant). CHIP2008 is linked to a broader survey: The Rural-Urban Migration in China  2009 (RUMIC).

Data were collected through in-person interviews with households in urban and rural areas within China. Urban and migrant households were interviewed within the provinces of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, and Sichuan. The rural household survey took place in the same areas with the omission of Shanghai and the addition of Hebei. The sample size was 8,000 rural households, 5,000 urban households, and 5,000 migrant households in rural and urban areas.