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Marriage Networks, Nepotism and Labor Market Outcomes in China

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  • Shing-Yi Wang

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This paper considers the potential role of marriage in improving labor market outcomes through the expansion of an individuals' networks. The impact of a father-in-law on a young man's career using panel data from China is studied here. [Bread Working Paper No.302]. URL: [http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/302.pdf].

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Keywords: marriage; earnings; job; socialist system; market system; bureaucrats; rent-seeking; individual; network; father-in-law; china; labor market; labor; young man; career; Nepotism;

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  1. Long, Wenjin & Appleton, Simon & Song, Lina, 2013. "Job Contact Networks and Wages of Rural-Urban Migrants in China," IZA Discussion Papers 7577, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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