The Impact of Rural Homestead Reform on the Willingness of Migrant Populations to Settle down

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This paper analyzes and explores the impact of rural homestead reform on migrant workers′ urban residence willingness under the reform in the homestead system since 2015 based on the monitoring data of China′s migrant population in 2017 and the logistic regression model. According to the classical logistic regression model, researchers control characteristics on the individual, household, and city levels and use the experience of parent's outflow as an instrument, combined with the propensity score matching method and IV method, to solve endogeneity. The preliminary research results show that homestead ownership significantly reduces migrant workers' willingness to stay. In addition, homestead ownership has a weakening effect on the willingness to stay permanently for households in different income brackets, and the weakening effect is strongest for low-income households. If the government attempts to reduce the brain drain and let more talents return to rural areas to build grassroots communities, it can accelerate the promotion of the homestead reform in the whole country accordingly.

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Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research

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