Wage Determination in China During the Reform Period

94 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2014

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Carsten A. Holz

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science

Date Written: May 6, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to ascertain how wages are being determined in China during the reform period. The paper focuses on the development of the regulatory framework since 1978 and proceeds by examining official regulations regarding labor market institutions and wage setting, and by evaluating their potential implications for actual wage setting.

Keywords: wage determination, labor market institutions, minimum wages, wage classification system, wage level and structure, labor contracts, collective bargaining, public sector wages, wage-performance link

JEL Classification: J3, J30, J31, J4, J41, J45, M5, M52, M54, M55, P2, P23

Suggested Citation

Holz, Carsten A., Wage Determination in China During the Reform Period (May 6, 2014). BOFIT Discussion Paper No. 13/2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2451049 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2451049

Carsten A. Holz (Contact Author)

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Division of Social Science ( email )

Division of Social Science
Clear Water Bay
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong

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