Guifu, Chen and Shigeyuki, Hamori (2009): Formal Employment, Informal Employment and Income Differentials in Urban China.
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Oaxaca’s study (1973), along with the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) questionnaire (2004 and 2006 pooling data), is used as the basis for this study in estimating the formal-informal employment hourly income differential, as well as the formal and informal male-female employment hourly income differential in urban China. The results indicate that differences in the characteristics between formal and informal employment account for a much higher percentage of the hourly income differential than do discrimination. In addition, ignoring the sample selection bias, one finds the formal male-female, the informal male-female hourly income differential and the degree of discrimination against informal women’s employment will be overestimated; conversely, the degree of discrimination against formal women’s employment will be underestimated.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Formal Employment, Informal Employment and Income Differentials in Urban China|
|Keywords:||formal employment; informal employment; income differentials; Chinese labor market|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J40 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J7 - Labor Discrimination > J70 - General
|Depositing User:||Shigeyuki Hamori|
|Date Deposited:||30. Sep 2009 08:27|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 06:28|
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