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A comparison and decomposition of reform-era labor force participation rates of China's ethnic minorities and Han majority

Maurer-Fazio, Margaret; Hughes, James; Zhang, Dandan

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Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine observed differences in China's ethnic majority and minority patterns of labor force participation and to decompose these differences into treatment and endowment effects. Design/methodology/approach: Data from the three most recent population censuses of China are employed to explore differences in the labor force participation rates of a number of China's important ethnic groups. Gender-separated urban labor force participation rates are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61720
Source: International Journal of Manpower
DOI: 10.1108/01437721011042241

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