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Title: Wage and job inequalities in the working lives of men and women in Tianjin
Authors: Bian, Yanjie
Logan, John R.
Shu, Xiaoling
Keywords: Tianjin
Gender disparities
Job opportunities
Issue Date: 24-Apr-1998
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in the Social Sciences ; No. 39
Abstract: In this paper we confront a paradox in the evolution of China’s stratification system. On the one hand, income inequality has newly emerged as the most important dimension of inequality in people’s life chances. As recently as the mid-1980s, bureaucratic allocation of commodities such as housing and health care seemed to have more importance than income. By the 1990s, however, real incomes of urban residents doubled and income inequality rose by 50 percent. In fact, a substantial literature has appeared, asking how these changes are linked to the transformation of China’s economic institutions since 1978 under market reform.
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