Firm Size And Wages In China
AbstractWhile most studies find evidence of a wage-firm size premium, we find that larger firms in China actually pay lower wages. We also find that 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Development Research Unit Working Paper Series with number 05-09.
Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 03 Mar 2009
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Postal: Department of Economics, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
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Other versions of this item:
- Wenshu Gao & Russell Smyth, 2011. "Firm size and wages in China," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 353-357.
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-09-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2009-09-26 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2009-09-26 (Transition Economics)
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