nep-cna New Economics Papers
on China
Issue of 2011‒03‒26
one paper chosen by
Zheng Fang
Ohio State University

  1. Gender and Occupational Mobility in Urban China during the Economic Transition By Yueping Song; Xiao-Yuan Dong

  1. By: Yueping Song; Xiao-Yuan Dong
    Abstract: This paper examines the gender patterns of occupational mobility in post-reform Urban China using a national representative dataset. The results reveal marked differences between married men and women: women are more likely than men to undergo lateral or downward occupational changes, but are less likely to experience upward mobility. The results also show that the public-sector restructuring has increased the incidence of downward occupational mobility, more for women than men. The analysis suggests that women are disadvantaged in the occupational mobility process by a variety of social and institutional factors.
    Keywords: Occupational mobility, Gender, Economic transition, Social networks
    JEL: J16 J63 C25 R20
    Date: 2011–01

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