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Job satisfaction and response to incentives among China's urban workforce

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  • Nielsen, Ingrid
  • Smyth, Russell

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This article examines job satisfaction and incentive structures among China's urban workforce. The main determinants of job satisfaction are found to be age, education, occupation and personal income. The criteria that Chinese urban employees considered most important when choosing a job were job stability, a high income and professional development. Employees who considered job stability, high income, professional development opportunities, work/life balance and provision of social insurance as being important when selecting a job were more likely to have higher levels of job satisfaction.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics).

Volume (Year): 37 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 1921-1936

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Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:37:y:2008:i:5:p:1921-1936

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Keywords: China Job satisfaction Work incentives;

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  1. Wenshu Gao & Russell Smyth, 2009. "Job Satisfaction And Relative Income In Economic Transition: Status Or Signal? The Case Of Urban China," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 12-09, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  2. Kit-Chun Lam & Pak-Wai Liu, 2014. "Socio-Economic Inequalities in Happiness in China and U.S," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 116(2), pages 509-533, April.
  3. Vinod Mishra & Russell Smyth, 2012. "It Pays to Be Happy (If You are a Man): Subjective Wellbeing and the Gender Wage Gap in Urban China," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 51-12, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  4. Russell Smyth & Ingrid Nielsen & Qingguo Zhai & Tiemin Liu & Yin Liu & Chunyong Tang & Zhihong Wang & Zuxiang Wang & Juyong Zhang, 2009. "Environmental Surroundings And Personal Well-Being In Urban China," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 11-09, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  5. Heywood, John S. & Siebert, W. Stanley & Wei, Xiangdong, 2009. "Job Satisfaction and the Labor Market Institutions in Urban China," IZA Discussion Papers 4254, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Frank, Björn & Abulaiti, Gulimire & Herbas Torrico, Boris & Enkawa, Takao, 2013. "How do Asia's two most important consumer markets differ? Japanese–Chinese differences in customer satisfaction and its formation," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(12), pages 2397-2405.

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