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Unemployment in China : Economy, Human Resources and Labour Markets - Grace O. M. Lee

Unemployment in China

Economy, Human Resources and Labour Markets

By: Grace O. M. Lee (Editor), Malcolm Warner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd October 2006
ISBN: 9780415371711
Number Of Pages: 265

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Unemployment in China offers a new and invaluable insight into the Chinese economy, keenly analyzing the new directions the world's next superpower is now taking.

Successfully bringing together a wide range of research and evidence from leading scholars in the field, this book shows how unemployment is one of the key issues facing the Chinese economy. China's market-oriented economic reform and industrial restructuring, while greatly improving efficiency, have also sharply reduced overstaffing, leading to a large increase in unemployment.

At the same time, further restructuring is predicted as the full impact of the accession to the WTO is felt throughout China. A further problem is that new jobs in China's growth industries are more likely to be secured by younger, better-qualified workers than by older, poorly educated and unskilled wokers who have been laid off. This book discusses a wide range of issues related to the growing unemployment problem in China and examines the problems in particular cities, appraises the government response, and assesses the prospects going forward.

List of tablesp. vii
List of figuresp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Abbreviationsp. xix
Generalp. 1
Setting the scene: unemployment in Chinap. 3
Primitive accumulation, transition and unemployment in Chinap. 17
Urban unemployment in China: a background analysis (1995-2003)p. 36
Themesp. 63
Unemployment in China and the All-China Federation of Trade Unionsp. 65
Women's employment and public sector restructuring: the case of urban Chinap. 87
Beyond the Iron Rice Bowl: life stage and family dynamics in unemployed Chinese workersp. 108
No wage and no land: new forms of unemployment in rural Chinap. 128
Case studiesp. 149
Developing labour market policies in China: the experience of Shanghaip. 151
Active labour market policies in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Regionp. 166
Unemployment in the Macao Special Administrative Regionp. 184
Steeling for reform: state-enterprise restructuring and the surplus labour questionp. 203
Downsizing strategies, human resource management and organizational changes in Chinese enterprisesp. 229
Conclusionp. 253
Conclusion: unemployment in Chinap. 255
Glossaryp. 261
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780415371711
ISBN-10: 0415371716
Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 3rd October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 23.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1

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