Wages and returns to education in Chinese cities
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AbstractThis paper uses survey data from Chinese Household Income Project (CHIP) to document wages and returns to education for a large number of cities during China's economic transition. Between 1988 and 1995, average real wages and returns to education increased, yet their spatial dispersions across cities widened dramatically. While market-oriented reforms should help equalize returns to human capital across regions, there was no sign of significant wage convergence in Chinese cities during this period. I argue that coordinated reforms in pension systems, housing markets, hukou registration, and local government behavior are imperative for improving the integration of local labor markets in China.
All Author(s) ListYang D.T.
All Editor(s) Listed. by Gordon Liu, Shufang Zhang, and Zhongyi Zhang.
Detailed descriptioned. by Gordon Liu, Shufang Zhang, and Zhongyi Zhang.
Year2010
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Pages327 - 348
ISBN9789812814425
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChina, Labor markets, Schooling return, Wage

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