Job Acquisition, Retention, and Outcomes for Ethnic Minorities in Urban China
Eurasian Geography and Economics 56(1): 24-43
27 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2013 Last revised: 27 Jul 2015
Date Written: 2015
This article estimates wage differentials between ethnic minorities and the Han majority in China. While Han-minority wage differentials estimated with regression analysis demonstrate little evidence for ethnic minority disadvantages, evidence looking at the process of ethnic minority job acquisition and retention suggests that minorities perceive they are at a disadvantage in the job search process. The article assesses potential factors for perceived disadvantages in China’s labor market such as discrimination, social network capital, and working culture.
Keywords: China, Ethnic Minorities, Labor Market, Discrimination, Social Networks
JEL Classification: J15, J24, J71
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