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Towards a labour market in China

Author: John B Knight; Lina Song
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Studies on contemporary China (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From an administered labour system under central planning, the Chinese economy has moved towards a labour market. This text reviews the progress that has been made over two decades of urban economic reform.
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Knight, John B.
Towards a labour market in China.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004027520
(OCoLC)57005764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John B Knight; Lina Song
ISBN: 0199245274 9780199245277 9780191529665 0191529664
OCLC Number: 213467610
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Richard Lester Prize for the Outstanding Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 258 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Setting the stage --
Labour policy and progress: overview --
The urban labour market --
Increasing wage inequality --
The spatial behaviour of wages --
Rural migrants in urban enterprises --
Redundancies, unemployment, and migration --
Immobility and segmentation of labour --
The rural labour market --
Rural labour allocation --
The imperfect labour market --
Information, social networks, and the labour market --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies on contemporary China (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: John Knight and Lina Song.

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