Towards A Labour Market in China

John Knight, Lina Song

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This book presents a compilation of studies on China's labour market. These explore institutional and political constraints on the operation of the market, and their changes over time. The book is divided into four parts. Part I studies the Chinese labour and wage system under the planned economy, labour market reforms, their evolution, and their consequences. Part II examines the various aspects of the labour market such as wage structure and segmentation. Part III analyses the rural labour market. Part IV discusses the imperfect labour market.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9780191602207
ISBN (Print)9780199245277
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Labour markets
  • Planned economy
  • Reform
  • Rural labour market
  • Urban labour market
  • Wages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)


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