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Firm size and wages in China

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  • Wenshu Gao
  • Russell Smyth

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We find that larger firms in China actually pay lower wages. The most plausible explanation for this result is that larger firms in China employ a higher ratio of blue-collar workers.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 353-357

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:4:p:353-357

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  1. Moulton, Brent R, 1990. "An Illustration of a Pitfall in Estimating the Effects of Aggregate Variables on Micro Unit," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 72(2), pages 334-38, May.
  2. Oi, Walter Y. & Idson, Todd L., 1999. "Firm size and wages," Handbook of Labor Economics, in: O. Ashenfelter & D. Card (ed.), Handbook of Labor Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 33, pages 2165-2214 Elsevier.
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Cited by:
  1. Vinod Mishra & Russell Smyth, 2011. "Firm-Size and Inter-hierarchy Wage Dispersion in Shanghai," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(3), pages 2159-2166.
  2. Vinod Mishra & Russell Smyth, 2012. "Technological Change and Wages in China: Evidence From Matched Employer-Employee Data," Monash Economics Working Papers 28-12, Monash University, Department of Economics.

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