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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.