Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101894
Authors: 
Kuhn, Peter J.
Shen, Kailing
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8289
Abstract: 
We study urban Chinese employers' preferences between workers with and without a local residence permit (hukou) using callback information from an Internet job board serving private sector employers. We find that employers prefer migrant workers to locals who are identically matched to the job's requirements; these preferences are especially strong at low skill levels. We argue that migrants' higher work hours and effort help to account for employers' preferences, and present evidence that efficiency wage and intertemporal labor substitution effects might explain these hours/effort gaps.
Subjects: 
temporary migration
China
hukou
undocumented migrants
JEL: 
O15
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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