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Article: Earnings differentials and ownership structure in chinese enterprises

TitleEarnings differentials and ownership structure in chinese enterprises
Authors
KeywordsBusiness and economics - international development
Assistance sociology
Issue Date2005
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/EDCC
Citation
Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2005, v. 53 n. 4, p. 933-958 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article analyzes the determinants of earnings differentials among enterprises of different ownership in urban China in 1995, using an extended version of Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition methods. We find strong evidence of a nonintegrated multitiered labor market in China, pure ownershiprelated differences, and differences in hours worked being the major determinants of observed earnings gaps. Our results highlight different paying schemes among domestic enterprises as well as between domestic and foreign enterprises. We stress the dual nature of domestic production structures, workers in central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) being highly protected as compared to other domestic enterprises. We also emphasize that foreign-invested enterprises provide higher total annual earnings mostly at the cost of a much longer working time and do not offer higher hourly earnings than large state-owned enterprises. Our results provide explanations for the very low labor mobility observed in large overstaffed SOEs in the 1990s, a situation that led to massive layoffs at the end of the decade.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45276
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.392
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.698
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDemurger, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFournier, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:21:33Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:21:33Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEconomic Development and Cultural Change, 2005, v. 53 n. 4, p. 933-958en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0013-0079en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes the determinants of earnings differentials among enterprises of different ownership in urban China in 1995, using an extended version of Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition methods. We find strong evidence of a nonintegrated multitiered labor market in China, pure ownershiprelated differences, and differences in hours worked being the major determinants of observed earnings gaps. Our results highlight different paying schemes among domestic enterprises as well as between domestic and foreign enterprises. We stress the dual nature of domestic production structures, workers in central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) being highly protected as compared to other domestic enterprises. We also emphasize that foreign-invested enterprises provide higher total annual earnings mostly at the cost of a much longer working time and do not offer higher hourly earnings than large state-owned enterprises. Our results provide explanations for the very low labor mobility observed in large overstaffed SOEs in the 1990s, a situation that led to massive layoffs at the end of the decade.en_HK
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dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/EDCCen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsEconomic Development and Cultural Change. Copyright © University of Chicago Press.en_HK
dc.subjectBusiness and economics - international developmenten_HK
dc.subjectAssistance sociologyen_HK
dc.titleEarnings differentials and ownership structure in chinese enterprisesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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