Economic Transition and the Gender Earnings Gap in Chinese Industry: The Role of Firm Characteristics
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University of Winnipeg
January 10, 2011
Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 67-87, 2011
This paper analyzes the gender wage gap in the post-reform Chinese industry using a unique employer-employee matched dataset. The analysis shows that the sex-related wage premiums at the firm level account for almost all the portion of the gender wage gap that is not explained by observed personal characteristics. It is found that firms which have a larger pay gap between men and women are more likely to operate in the market with fierce competition, subject to a hard budget constraint, adopt piece rates, and have a lower degree of employees' influence.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
JEL Classification: I30, J16, J21, J64, J71, O10, R20Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 12, 2011
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