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What caused the 'marginal-products-of-labour wage gap' in state-owned enterprises in China during the early-reform era? A reconsideration based on a case study in Henan

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  • Go Yano
  • Maho Shiraishi
  • Xohrat Mahmut
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    The marginal-products-of-labour (MPL) wage gap is studied in the early-reform Chinese economy, using the Olley-Pakes estimation technique to estimate the production function, based on micro data including different categories of labour. From this measurement of MPL-wage gaps and econometric analyses, several conclusions are drawn. First, the MPL-wage gap was anomalously large for managers in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) compared with other categories of labour. Second, the large MPL-wage gap of managers raised the average MPL-wage gap across various categories of labour, resulting in higher than the average wage MPL throughout the entire workforce, which is regarded as homogeneous. Third, the large MPL-wage gap, or, in other words, the under-employment of managers, occurred not only because the state still centrally employed and allocated labour to SOEs, but because the economy faced a labour-supply constraint of managers in early-reform China. This observation supports a modified version of the state labour-monopsony hypothesis.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.

    Volume (Year): 9 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 217-238

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jocebs:v:9:y:2011:i:3:p:217-238

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    Keywords: marginal products of labour-wage gap; Olley-Pakes estimator; different categories of labour; labour-monopsony hypothesis; supply constraints of managers (educated workers);

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