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Table 5 Individual migration transition from pre- to post-policy

From: Payments for ecological restoration and internal migration in China: the sloping land conversion program in Ningxia

Individual situation change between 2002 and 2008 Participating group Non-participating group Total
Migrant to non-migrant 42 114 156
  2.51% 11.40% 5.84%
No change 1,403 836 2,239
  83.86% 83.60% 83.76%
Non-migrant to migrant 228 50 278
  13.63% 5.00% 10.40%
Total 1,673 1,000 2,673
  1. Source: Survey data collected by Beijing Normal University and Hitotsubashi University in 2009.
  2. Note: “no change” means that the individual remained either migrant or non-migrant over the period.