Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147916
Authors: 
Gustafsson, Björn Anders
Yang, Xiuna
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10230
Abstract: 
This paper asks if economic growth and steps towards a market economy have affected earnings gaps between the Han and nine large urban ethnic minorities: Zhuang, Hui, Manchurian, Tujia, Uighur, Miao, Tibetan, Mongol and Korean. It also asks how earnings premiums and earnings penalties have changed for the nine ethnic minorities. For the analysis we use a subsample of the 2005 China's Inter-Census Survey. We find examples of three different changes over time in earnings premiums and earnings penalties: One ethnic minority for whom the development has been more favourable than for the Han majority; a second category in which development has been similar; and a third category for which development has been unfavourable. We conclude from the analysis that it can be misleading to infer the experience of one ethnic minority from that of another.
Subjects: 
earnings
ethnic minorities
Uighur
Tibetan
Korean
JEL: 
J15
J31
J71
P23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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