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Working time in transition : the dual task of standardization and flexibilization in China


  • Zeng, Xiangquan.
  • Lu, Liang.
  • Idris, Sa'ad Umar.


Gives the results of a survey carried out in the cities of Beijing, Guangzhaou, and Changsha in the period 2003-04 concerning the weekly working hours by demographic characteristicss, by industry, type of ownership, etc. Finds that standards of 40 and 44 hours per week contrasts greater flexibility required as the country moves towards a market economy.

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  • Zeng, Xiangquan. & Lu, Liang. & Idris, Sa'ad Umar., 2005. "Working time in transition : the dual task of standardization and flexibilization in China," ILO Working Papers 993766293402676, International Labour Organization.
  • Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:993766293402676

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    1. Young Jo & Qing Wang, 2017. "The impact of maternal employment on children's adiposity: Evidence from China's labor policy reform," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 26(12), pages 236-255, December.


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