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Wage growth and inequality in urban China: 1988-2013

Björn Gustafsson and Haiyuan Wan

No wp-2018-163, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: We investigate the evolution of wage levels, wage inequality, and wage determinants among urban residents in China using China Household Income Project data from 1988, 1995, 2002, 2007, and 2013. Average wage grew impressively between each pair of years. Wage inequality had long been on the increase, but between 2007 and 2013 no clear changes occurred. In 1988, age and wages were positively related throughout working life, but more recently older workers' wages have been lower than those of middle-aged workers.

Keywords: Wages; Income inequality; Wage growth; Wage function; Labour market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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