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Labour Policy and Progress: Overview

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199245274.003.0002

Series: Studies on Contemporary China

 Labour Policy and Progress: Overview

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This chapter discusses the evolution of the Chinese labour market. It explains the Soviet origins of the labour system and its distinctive Chinese characteristics. The process of economic reform in rural and urban China is compared. The theoretical framework of the Lewis model was adopted for analysis.

Keywords: China; labour market; labour policy; economic reform; labour system; danwei

Chapter.  14978 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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