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The Workers' State Meets the Market : Labour in China's Transition - Sarah Cook

The Workers' State Meets the Market

Labour in China's Transition

By: Sarah Cook (Editor), Margaret Maurer-Fazio (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 1999
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Among the most dramatic changes to affect China in the 1990s is the upsurge in labour mobility and the emergence of a market-driven system of labour allocation, changes which profoundly affect the working environment and livelihoods of the Chinese people. Papers in this collection draw on a wide variety of data sources to analyse key elements of this transformation. Topics examined include the determinants of productivity and labour allocation in the rural sector, the motivations for the rural population to migrate, and the effect of reforms on rural-urban segmentation, sectoral labour allocation and wage determination. The longer term welfare implications of these changes are explored through a study of pension reform. These issues are central to an understanding of major policy challenges currently facing the Chinese government as it speeds up state entreprise reform bringing into the open formerly disguised un- or under-employment, and considers options for the construction of alternative, non-enterprise based social security provision in both rural and urban areas.

Surplus labour and productivity in Chinese agriculture - evidence from household survey data
Sarah Cook; "push" versus "pull" factors in migration outflows and returns - determinants of migration status and spell duration among China's rural population
Denise Hare
Chinese rural migrants in urban enterprises - three perspectives, John Knight et al; rural-urban disparity and sectoral labour allocation in China
Dennis Tao Yang, Hao Zhou; the development of urban labour markets - China's urban wage curve, 1980-92
Lora Sabin; pension reform in China - preparing for the future, Loraine A. West.
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ISBN: 9780714680019
ISBN-10: 071468001X
Series: Journal of Development Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 31st May 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1