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Urban Employment in Small Businesses and the Level of Economic Development: Evidence from Chinese Cities

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  • Moreno Monroy, Ana I.
  • Yu, Shu
  • Euse, Victoria

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Based on a panel of Chinese cities over the period 2004-2009, we analyze the relationship between the level of economic development and the share of urban employment in small businesses. We find that this relationship can be described by an inverted U-shape. In cities with lower levels of economic development, the restructure of the state sector along with a booming service industry is associated with a higher share of employment in small businesses. On the other hand, in cities with higher levels of economic development, a more vibrant manufacturing sector is related to a lower share of employment in small businesses.

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  • Moreno Monroy, Ana I. & Yu, Shu & Euse, Victoria, 2015. "Urban Employment in Small Businesses and the Level of Economic Development: Evidence from Chinese Cities," Working Papers 2072/254304, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
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    1. Canfei He, 2016. "Economic Transition, Urban Dynamics, and Economic Development in China: An Introduction to the Special Issue," Growth and Change, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 47(1), pages 4-8, March.

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    Mercat de treball; Empreses petites i mitjanes; Xina; 331 - Treball. Relacions laborals. Ocupació. Organització del treball;

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