EMPLOYMENT CHOICE AND OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE IN TRANSITIONAL CHINA
Daehoon Nahm () and
Massimiliano Tani ()
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Yuling Cui: Faculty of Economics and Management, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, 710048, P. R. China
Daehoon Nahm: Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Massimiliano Tani: School of Business, UNSW Canberra, Northcott Dr, Campbell ACT 2612, Australia
The Singapore Economic Review (SER), 2017, vol. 62, issue 02, 325-344
This paper investigates the determinants of employment choice of rural migrant workers across state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and various subtypes of non-state owned enterprises (non-SOEs) by taking into account of the unobservable characteristics that link the choice to migrate with the choice of employer. Using pooled cross-section data for 1995 and 2002, the results indicate that the decisions for migration and the choice of employment are related, suggesting that estimating employment choices without considering migration status leads to biased estimates. We find that both higher paid wages and broader pension benefits are major determinants of employment choice. Of these, pension benefits have a larger impact than high-level wages in increasing the employment probability for either type of enterprise.
Keywords: Rural migrants; employment choice; SOEs; non-SOEs; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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