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dc.contributor.authorLi, Hongbinen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Pak Waien_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Junsenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, Ningen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:56:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:56:30Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34131-
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates the returns to membership of the Chinese Communist Party using unique twins data we collected from China. Our OLS estimate shows that being a Party member increases earnings by 10%, but the within-twin-pair estimate becomes zero. One interpretation of these results is that the OLS Party premium is due to omitted ability and family background. This interpretation would suggest that Party members fare well not because of their special political status per se, but because of the superior ability that made them Party members. The estimates are also consistent with an alternative interpretation that Party membership not only has its own effect but also has an external effect on the sibling.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2118en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelP26en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtwinsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcommunist party membershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Parteien_US
dc.subject.stwMitgliedschaften_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilieen_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleEconomic returns to Communist Party membership: evidence from urban Chinese twinsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn511610904en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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