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Article: Trends in the gender earnings differential in urban China, 1988-2004

TitleTrends in the gender earnings differential in urban China, 1988-2004
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Issue Date2008
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Industrial And Labor Relations Review, 2008, v. 61 n. 2, p. article 5, 224-243 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper analyzes changes in the gender earnings gap in urban China over the period 1988-2004 using urban household survey data. The mean female/male earnings ratio declined from 86.3% to 76.2%. Mainly responsible for this diverging trend were rapid increases in returns to both observed and unobserved skills, which accentuated the disadvantage associated with women's lower skill levels. The gender gap in observed skills such as education narrowed over the study period, but did not close, and there is evidence that the gap in unobserved skills widened considerably. Increased discrimination may also have served to widen the gender earnings gap. Analyses by earnings percentile and by sub-period show that although the gap widened much more at the lower end of the earnings distribution than at the upper end over the period as a whole, it widened greatly at the upper end in the most recent years (2001-2004). © by Cornell University.
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, PWen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Yen_US
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dc.identifier.citationIndustrial And Labor Relations Review, 2008, v. 61 n. 2, p. article 5, 224-243en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes changes in the gender earnings gap in urban China over the period 1988-2004 using urban household survey data. The mean female/male earnings ratio declined from 86.3% to 76.2%. Mainly responsible for this diverging trend were rapid increases in returns to both observed and unobserved skills, which accentuated the disadvantage associated with women's lower skill levels. The gender gap in observed skills such as education narrowed over the study period, but did not close, and there is evidence that the gap in unobserved skills widened considerably. Increased discrimination may also have served to widen the gender earnings gap. Analyses by earnings percentile and by sub-period show that although the gap widened much more at the lower end of the earnings distribution than at the upper end over the period as a whole, it widened greatly at the upper end in the most recent years (2001-2004). © by Cornell University.en_US
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