Towards a Labour Market in China (Studies on Contemporary China Series)

Towards a Labour Market in China (Studies on Contemporary China Series)

by John Knight, Lina Song
     
 

From an administered labor system under central planning, the Chinese economy has moved towards a labor market. This book reviews the progress that has been made over two decades of urban economic reform. It analyzes the underlying political economy that has both induced and impeded reform, and examines the economic changes that have unleashed market forces. Based

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Overview

From an administered labor system under central planning, the Chinese economy has moved towards a labor market. This book reviews the progress that has been made over two decades of urban economic reform. It analyzes the underlying political economy that has both induced and impeded reform, and examines the economic changes that have unleashed market forces. Based on frontier research using specially designed and collected survey data, the book documents the rising wage inequality, the greater rewards for skills, the growing wage segmentation based on labor immobility and profit-sharing, the emergence of serious urban unemployment, and the competition from the rising tide of rural migrants. China does not yet have a functioning labor market: the book concludes by examining the prospects for its creation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199245277
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2005
Series:
Studies on Contemporary China Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Setting the Stage
2. Labour Policy and Progress
The Urban Labour Market
3. Increasing Wage Inequality
4. The Spatial Behaviour of Wages
5. Rural Migrants in Urban Enterprises
6. Redundancies, Unemployment and Migration
7. Immobility and Segmentation of Labour
The Rural Labour Market
8. Rural Labour Allocation
9. The Imperfect Labour Market
10. Conclusion

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