Work and Inequality in Urban China

Work and Inequality in Urban China

Author: Yanjie Bian

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791418014

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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This book offers a systematic analysis of the impact of work organization on the social stratification of individuals in urban China. It explains why economic and labor market segmentation is possible and necessary in state socialism at a certain stage of its development, as in market capitalism, and how important one's work unit or danwei is to the life of socialist workers in Chinese cities. Based on survey data, personal interviews, and official statistics, the author shows that structural allocation, status inheritance, educational achievement, political virtue, and interpersonal connections (guanxi) interplay in determining an individual's opportunities for entering and moving into a desirable place to work, for obtaining Communist party membership and an elite class status, and for receiving material compensation such as wages, bonuses, fringe benefits, housing, and home locations.
Work and Inequality in Urban China
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Yanjie Bian
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

This book offers a systematic analysis of the impact of work organization on the social stratification of individuals in urban China. It explains why economic and labor market segmentation is possible and necessary in state socialism at a certain stage of its development, as in market capitalism, and how important
Work and Family in Urban China
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Jiping Zuo
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-27 - Publisher: Springer

This book examines a three-way interaction among market, state, and family in China’s recent market reform. It depicts transformations in urban women’s experiences with both paid and non-paid domestic work. The book challenges China’s free-market approach and demonstrates its negative impacts on women’s work and family experiences by revealing labor
Boundaries and Categories
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Feng Wang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

A systematic and in-depth analysis and explanation of China's rapid increase in inequality in the last two decades.
Islam, Family Life, and Gender Inequality in Urban China
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Xiaowei Zang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Routledge

This book studies the relationship between Islam, family processes, and gender inequality among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi, China. Empirically, it shows in quantitative terms the extent of gender inequalities among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi and tests whether the gender inequalities are a difference in kind or in degree. It examines
Gender and Work in Urban China
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Jieyu Liu
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-06 - Publisher: Routledge

Although it is generally believed in China that socialism raised women’s status and paid work liberated them from the shackles of patriarchy, the economic reforms of the last two decades of the twentieth century meant women workers were more vulnerable to losing their jobs than men. Unlike previous studies, which