Setting the Stage

John Knight and Lina Song

in Towards a Labour Market in China

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780199245277
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602207 | DOI:

Series: Studies on Contemporary China

 Setting the Stage

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This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the development of China’s labour market, starting from the 1950s under a planned economy to the period of economic reform. It discusses a theoretical framework for analysing labour markets. The studies included in this volume are then described.

Keywords: China; labour markets; theoretical framework; economic reform; labour force surveys

Chapter.  4448 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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