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ERIC Number: EJ745423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Communist Cadres and Market Opportunities: Entry into Self-employment in China, 1978-1996
Wu, Xiaogang
Social Forces, v85 n1 p389-411 Sep 2006
This paper examines the patterns of entry into self-employment in urban and rural China and across different reform stages, focusing on how communist cadres have responded to new market opportunities. Analysis of data from a national representative survey shows that both education and cadre status deter people from entry into self-employment in urban areas but not in rural areas. However, urban cadres have become increasingly more likely to be self-employed over time, and only those who became self-employed in the late reform stage have enjoyed higher income returns. The paper concludes that the labor mobility process should be taken into account in studying changes in advantages/disadvantages associated with different social groups in post-socialist transition economies. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China