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Table 1 Reasons for leaving job, classification as quit or displacement, and their distribution: migrant and urban samples 2009

From: The costs of worker displacement in urban labor markets of China

Reasons Migrant Urban Classification
1 Factory bankruptcy or closure 128 914 Displacement
2 Moving of enterprise/organization 29 85 Displacement
3 Factory acquisition, restructuring and privatization 19 294 Displacement
4 Laid off collectively 27 314 Displacement
5 Dismissal initiated by employer 48 66 Displacement
6 Expiring of employment contract 50 237 Quit
7 Expiring of probation time 15 17 Quit
8 Own illness or injury 34 79 Quit
9 Studies 21 27 Quit
10 Retirement 7 1727 Quit
11 Early retirement 6 406 Quit
12 Marriage 44 55 Quit
13 Parental leave 56 179 Quit
14 Need to take care of other members of family 57 85 Quit
15 Change of residence 13 70 Quit
16 Wanted/was proposed job with higher salary or better working conditions 1167 680 Quit
17 Wanted/was proposed more interesting work 222 133 Quit
18 Wanted to start own business 286 165 Quit
19 Closure of own business 34 69 Quit
20 Other (Specify) 429 266 Quit
  1. Note Authors’ calculations based on 2009 wave of RUMIC data set.