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

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Reza Hasmath

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Benjamin Ho

Vassar College

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hasmath, Reza and Ho, Benjamin, Job Acquisition, Retention, and Outcomes for Ethnic Minorities in Urban China (2015). Eurasian Geography and Economics 56(1): 24-43, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211241 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2211241

Reza Hasmath (Contact Author)

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Benjamin Ho

Vassar College ( email )

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