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Decision-Making Subject, Mobility Demand, and Chinese Labor’s Transnational Mobility

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DOI: 10.25236/iwass.2021.057


Xinghua Liu

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Xinghua Liu


With the implementation of the “Go Globally” Strategy and “The Belt and Road Initiative”, more and more labors go abroad to work. This study focuses on the first transnational mobility and repeated mobility of labors from two dimensions of mobility decision-making subject “individual-family” and mobility demand “economic demand-emotional responsibility demand”, exploring the influence of attention allocation on labor’s mobility behavior. The study finds that the dominant logic of the first mobility and repeated mobility is different. When the opinions of individuals and families are inconsistent, in the first transnational mobility, as long as one party holds the economic logic, the labor will go abroad to work, so the economic logic dominates, but in repeated mobility, the families’ decision dominates, and presents gender-based characteristics, families’ expectation for women is based on emotional responsibility needs, while expectation for men is based on economic needs, at this time, men are more likely than women to get a chance to work abroad again. Therefore, advancing “The Belt and Road Initiative” and expanding the export of labors need to strengthen the promotion of economic benefits in the first mobility and the publicity for men in repeated mobility.


Decision-making subject, The first mobility, Repeated mobility, Economic logic, Emotional responsibility logic