Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Towards a Labour Market in China$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 July 2019

Redundancies, Unemployment, and Migration

Redundancies, Unemployment, and Migration

Chapter:
(p.115) 6 Redundancies, Unemployment, and Migration
Source:
Towards a Labour Market in China
Author(s):

John Knight (Contributor Webpage)

Lina Song (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199245274.003.0006

This chapter examines the effects of the Chinese government’s redundancy policy on the urban labour market and migrant employment. The policy caused widespread job losses, with 19% of households experiencing a retrenchment. Employees with the highest risk of being retrenched were those in urban collectives and local state-owned enterprises. Workers with low educational and occupational skills, and in poor health were at risk within enterprises. The rise in urban redundancy and unemployment reduced the employment of migrants in the urban formal sector.

Keywords:   China, redundancy, urban labour market, unemployment, state sector reform, retrenchment, migrant employment

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .