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Contemporary China Institute Publications : Employment and Economic Growth in Urban China 1949-1957 - Christopher Howe

Contemporary China Institute Publications

Employment and Economic Growth in Urban China 1949-1957

Paperback Published: 10th June 2010
ISBN: 9780521153089
Number Of Pages: 196

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A study of China's urban employment problems set in the context of growth and fluctuations in the urban economy between 1949 and 1957. Its main objectives are to analyse the size and determinants or urban employment change, and to trace the evolution both of Chinese thinking about employment and the institutions of labour control that reflected this thinking in day-to-day administration. Important source materials used in this book, many of which had not previously been used by western scholars, include the journal of the Ministry of Labour and local newspapers and journals. These materials are used to show the ways in which the urban employment problem varied according to the geographical location and level of administration from which it was viewed. Dr Howe examines the changing urban economic environment and the dimensions of urban employment and its evolution and relates them to the broader understanding of economic change in China.

Economic Development and employment Change in Urban Areas:
The development of the urban economy
The growth and structure of the urban labour force
The determinants of structural employment change
Employment fluctuations and their consequences
Employment Policy and Administration:
The foundation of the Labour Bureaux and the beginnings of employment administration, 1949-52
First steps in employment planning, 1953-55
High tide, crisis and reform, 1956-57
The aftermath of central planning
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ISBN: 9780521153089
ISBN-10: 0521153085
Series: Contemporary China Institute Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25

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