The Chinese state enterprise sector: Labour market reform and the impact on male–female wage structure

Kidd, Michael P. & Meng, Xin (2001) The Chinese state enterprise sector: Labour market reform and the impact on male–female wage structure. Asian Economic Journal, 15(4), pp. 405-423.

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Abstract

The paper examines the wage structure in the Chinese state enterprise sector between 1981 and 1987. This period is of particular interest given the introduction of major labour market reforms in China during the early 1980s. In essence the reforms represented a movement away from administratively determined prices towards a market–oriented system combined with a relatively flexible system of labour allocation. The Juhn, Murphy and Pierce (1991) decomposition is employed to shed light on the role of changing labour market institutions over the period.

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ID Code: 62617
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: wage structure, labour market reform
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8381.00152
ISSN: 1351-3958
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2013 23:07
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 23:07

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