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Wages in China (3-Volume Set )
  • Pub Date:

    November 2015
  • Pages

    512
  • Size

    7x10 Hardcopy
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9781623201166US$279

Wages in China (3-Volume Set )

An Economic Analysis

By Zhang Jun et al.

Examines Wage Determination Mechanism

A major determinant of the primary distribution of national income, wages will have tremendous impacts on both social equity and economic efficiency in China. Wages in China: An Economic Analysis presents the latest research results on the transformation of China’s wages formation mechanism since the adoption of the Reform and Opening Up policy.
 
This 3-volume series looks at the impact from the institutional evolution of the wage system, social networks, and geographical factors on the determination of wages. After reviewing the history of China’s wage policies and systematic transformation, the author examines the collective negotiation system as an example of institutional changes to explore the impacts on employees’ wages, and does an empirical study on the shrinkage in labor’s share of national income by using industrial and provincial data. Based on the discussion of local policy-making decisions under fiscal federalism in China, the author also analyzes the regional wage differences with economic geographical and regional policy variances. The perspective of inter-industrial wage spillover is also followed to explain the wage differences and convergence paradox.

Table of Content

Volume 1
Prolegomena
Chapter 1        From Controls to Regulations: An Overview of the Development of the Wage System in China in the Course of Marketization
Xie Lulu, Zhang Jun, and Liu Xiaofeng
Chapter 2        The Nexus between Wages and Labor Productivity in China’s Manufacturing: Patterns and Interpretation
Liu Xiaofeng and Zhang Jun
Wage Determination
Chapter 3        Collective Agreements, Ownership Systems and Wage Determination in China’s Enterprises: Has Collective Bargaining Improved Wages?
Zhan Yubo, Zhang Jun, and Xu Wei
Chapter 4        Industrial Agglomeration and Wages in the Industrial Sector: Evidence from China’s Prefecture-Level Cities
Xie Lulu and Zhang Jun
 
 
Volume 2
Wage Determination
Chapter 5        Trade Liberalization, Export Behavior and Enterprise Wage Determination: Evidence from China’s Industrial Enterprises
Zhang Xiaomu and Zhang Jun
Chapter 6        Wages and the “Use” of Social Networks: The Case of Rural Migrant Workers
Zhang Yuan, Li Rui, Wang Hou, and Chen Liang
Wage Disparity
Chapter 7        Interindustry Income Inequality: An Increasingly Important Cause of Income Differentials in Urban China
Chen Zhao, Wan Guanghua, and Lu Ming
Chapter 8        Who Enters High-Income Industries? The Roles of Social Networks, Hukou, and Labor Productivity
Chen Zhao, Lu Ming, and Satō Hiroshi
Chapter 9        Discrimination against Migrant Workers in China’s Urban Labor Market: Evidence from Census Data
Zhang Yuan and Wang Hao
Chapter 10      Market Access, Agglomeration, and Wage Differentials in China’s Service Sector
Zhang Jun, Liu Xiaofeng, Xie Lulu, Miao Zheng, and Bi Xinhua
 
Volume 3
Wage Clubs
Chapter 11      From Wage Disparity to Wage Convergence: Studies on Wage Spillovers
Xie Lulu
Chapter 12      Wage Clubs in China’s Industries
Xie Lulu, Zhang Jun, and Liu Xiaofeng
Chapter 13      Wage Interactions between China’s Public and Private Sectors: Evidence from CHNS
Zhang Jun and Wang Bo
Economic Development and Labor’s Share of Income
Chapter 14      Labor Share in Economic Development: An Empirical Study Based on Sectoral Data from China
Luo Changyuan and Zhang Jun
Chapter 15      The Economic Explanation of Declining Labor Share: An Analysis Based on Province Level Data from China
Luo Changyuan and Zhang Jun
Chapter 16      Globalization and Labor Share: An Analysis Based on the Bargaining Powers of Labor and Capital
Tang Dongbo
Annex              How are Wages Set in China’s Manufacturing Firms? A Survey of 8 Firms in Zhejiang
Fudan University China Center for Economic Studies Research Committee


About the Author

Zhang Jun is a Changjiang Professor of Economics and Director of the China Center for Economic Studies at Fudan University in China. He is the Chief Editor of World Economic Paper and has been on the editorial board of Economic Systems, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, China Economic Journal, and many other Chinese and English journals. Zhang received his doctorate in economics from Fudan University, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Sussex in Britain. He authored and edited many books including Thirty Years of Reform and Opening Up,Transformation of the Chinese Enterprises, and Economic Transitions with Chinese Characteristics.