Professor Paul Frijters, ARC Discovery Project DP0988572 (Administered by ANU)

China is a priority neighbour whose growth and stability will have a large impact on Australia. Urbanisation and economic reforms change the incentives to maintain and form social relations. Researching these changes to help policy makers keep the effects within acceptable borders is a top priority of the Chinese government and entirely in Australia's own interest. The project thus serves as a bridge between policymakers and researchers: it is done in consultation with AusAID, the Chinese ministry for labour, and international scientific organisations such as the Ford Foundation and the German Institute of Labour (IZA).

Total amount $78,420

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