Frijters, Paul; Lee, Leng; Meng, Xin
In this chapter we look at the working conditions and remuneration of migrants versus incumbent urban
residents in China in the 2008 wave of the RUMiCI project. We find that the average hourly compensation
for an urban worker is more than double that of migrants. Inequality of non-wage compensation is higher
than that of hourly wages, mainly because urban workers are much more likely to benefit from various
insurance schemes than migrants. Nearly three-quarters of the hourly compensation...[Show more]
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