Two presentations from Fafo: On labor force and environmental protection in China (DIGSSCORE-seminar)
Zhang's presentation is titled "Why do Chinese people leave the labor force? A study from Sichuan province 2004-2018", while Flatø's presentation is titled "Inequality , air pollution and popular wish for environmental protection by local government in China".
Abstract for Flatø:
Which social groups want local government to provide more environmental protection in China? Using nationally representative, face-to-face survey data from 2014 together with PM2.5 estimates, I develop multilevel path models to test the influence of social characteristics, air pollution and environmental perceptions on citizen demand for environmental protection by local government. The study finds that socio-economic conditions had direct effects on wish for environmental protection by local government. Local PM2.5 concentrations had indirect effects through impact on awareness about local air quality and environmental health damage. Results indicate that China's air pollution-focused environmental protection reforms may be catering to the policy preferences of relatively privileged citizens.
Lunch is served at first come, first served basis.