Economic Transformation And The Gender Earnings Ga Essay

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Economic Transformation and the Gender Earnings Gap in Urban China Author(s): Björn Gustafsson and Shi Li Source: Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Jul., 2000), pp. 305-329 Published by: Springer Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20007717 . Accessed: 19/09/2011 22:14 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. Springer is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Journal of Population Economics. http://www.jstor.org J Popul Econ (2000) 13: 305-329 ?Journal of - Population Economics ? Springer-Verlag 2000 Economic transformation and the gender earnings gap in urban China Bj?rn Gustafsson1, Shi Li2 of Social Work, of G?teborg, P.O. Box 720, SE-405 30 G?teborg, University department Sweden 773 18 88; e-mail: bjorn.gustafsson@socwork.gu.se) (Fax: +46-31 2 Institute of Economics, 2 Yuetan Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beixiaojie, Beijing, P.R. China e-mail: litiao@public.east.cn.net) (Fax: +86-1-068032473; Received: 20 October 7 October 1998 1997/Accepted: Abstract. The gender wage gap and its development in urban China is ana? lysed utilising two large scale surveys covering 10 provinces for the years 1988 and 1995. The results indicate that from an international the perspective, gender wage gap in urban China appears to be relatively small. It is, however, based on estimated regression-models show that increasing.

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