Work and Inequality in Urban China [NOOK Book]

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This book offers a systematic analysis of the impact of work organization on the social stratification of individuals in urban China. It explains why economic and labor market segmentation is possible and necessary in state socialism at a certain stage of its development, as in market capitalism, and how important one's work unit or danwei is to the life of socialist workers in Chinese cities.
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Work and Inequality in Urban China

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Overview

This book offers a systematic analysis of the impact of work organization on the social stratification of individuals in urban China. It explains why economic and labor market segmentation is possible and necessary in state socialism at a certain stage of its development, as in market capitalism, and how important one's work unit or danwei is to the life of socialist workers in Chinese cities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791496725
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 616 KB

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
1 Structural Segmentation and Social Stratification 1
2 Structures and Functions of Work Organizations 23
3 Urban Employment: Policies and Practices 51
4 The Chinese Version of Status Attainment 73
5 Guanxi and Social Resources in Job Searches and Job Mobility 95
6 Party Membership 123
7 Wages 145
8 Collective Consumption 177
9 Segmentation and Inequality: Conclusions and Discussion 209
Appendix A: Survey of Work and Occupations of Tianjin Urban Residents 219
Appendix B: List of Personal Interviews 239
Appendix C: Measurement of Key Status Variables Used in Tables 2.2 to 8.4 241
Glossary 243
Notes 247
Bibliography 261
Index 281
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