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Towards a Labour Market in China$
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John Knight and Lina Song

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199245277

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199245274.001.0001

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Labour Policy and Progress: Overview

Labour Policy and Progress: Overview

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(p.13) 2 Labour Policy and Progress: Overview
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Towards a Labour Market in China
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John Knight (Contributor Webpage)

Lina Song (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199245274.003.0002

This chapter discusses the evolution of the Chinese labour market. It explains the Soviet origins of the labour system and its distinctive Chinese characteristics. The process of economic reform in rural and urban China is compared. The theoretical framework of the Lewis model was adopted for analysis.

Keywords:   China, labour market, labour policy, economic reform, labour system, danwei

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