Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35330
Authors: 
Heywood, John S.
Siebert, William Stanley
Wei, Xiangdong
Year of Publication: 
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.
JEL: 
J28
J61
O17
D73
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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