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dc.contributor.authorXing, Chunbingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:36:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:36:20Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36953-
dc.description.abstractWe use three waves of urban household survey data from 1995 to 2007 to investigate the trends of residual inequality and its determinants. First, we describe the change of overall and residual wage inequality over time. One important new pattern is that the rise in both the overall and residual inequality mainly happened at the upper half of the wage distributions (i.e. the rich are getting relatively much richer) from 2002 to 2007. From 1995 to 2002, however, it is truer to say that the poor are getting relatively much poorer. Second, by using two complementary semi-parametric methods, we find that the composition effect is negligible. Instead, the change in skill prices plays a dominant role in the rise of residual inequality. Finally, by constructing a panel data at the city level, we find that ownership restructuring is an important factor that has caused the skill price to rise, especially in the earlier period. Another finding is that China's export share of GDP has a positive effect on the enlargement of the upper half distributions. This effect is more significant in the latter period from 2002 to 2007, highlighting the impact of China's entry into the WTO.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x5003en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUrban Chinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordresidual inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecompositionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSt├Ądtischer Arbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwChinaen_US
dc.titleResidual wage inequality in urban China, 1995 - 2007en_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn629826579en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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