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Title:Job satisfaction and the labor market institutions in urban China PDF Logo
Authors:Heywood, John S.
Siebert, William Stanley
Wei, Xiangdong
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4254
Abstract:The determinants of worker job satisfaction are estimated using a representative survey of three major cities in China. Legally segregated migrants, floaters, earn significantly less than otherwise equivalent non-migrants but routinely report greater job satisfaction, a finding not previously reported. We confirm a positive role for membership in the communist party but find that it exists only for non-migrants suggesting a club good aspect to membership. In contrast to earlier studies, many controls mirror those found in western democracies including the paradox of the contented female worker.
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090703165
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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