Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63570
Authors: 
Chunbing, Xing
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/121
Abstract: 
This article evaluates the Chinese labour market by examining the role of human capital in wage determination. Using data from China’s Household Nutrition Survey, we estimate the returns to education in state-owned, collective-owned and private sectors. In the private sectors, the returns to education increase from 0-2 per cent in the late 1980s and early 1990s to about 4 per cent in 1997, while those of public sectors do not increase. This suggests that the labour market is segmented and human capital is more explicitly rewarded in the private sector. We correct for self-selection error using switching model, but the main results remain unchanged.
Subjects: 
labour market segmentation
human capital
wage determination
transition
JEL: 
J42
J24
J31
P23
ISBN: 
929190905X
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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