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Towards a Labour Market in China

John Knight and Lina Song


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.

Keywords: China, labour markets, wages, reform, planned economy, rural labour market, urban labour market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245277
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199245274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Knight, author
Oxford University
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Lina Song, author
School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham
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