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Gender, Wages and Social Security in China’s Industrial Sector
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
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Abstract [en]

This study compares average earnings and productivities for men and women employed in roughly 200,000 Chinese industrial enterprises. Women’s average wages lag behind men’s wages by 11%, and this result is robust to the inclusion of non-wage income in the form of social insurance payments. The gender-wage gap is wider among workers with more than 12 years of education (28%), mainly because of the higher relative wages received by skilled men in foreign-invested firms. Women’s average productivity falls behind men’s productivity by a larger margin than the gap in earnings, and the null-hypothesis of earnings discrimination is thereby rejected. Equal average wages between men and women are found among firms located in China’s Special Economic Zones, and also among some light  industrial sectors with high shares of female employees. Market reform hence appears to have improved women’s relative incomes.

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Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University , 2010. , p. 48
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Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2010:8
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-125153OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-125153DiVA, id: diva2:318644
Available from: 2010-05-10 Created: 2010-05-10 Last updated: 2011-11-09Bibliographically approved

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