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Intermarriage and the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants
This article investigates the assimilation role of intermarriage between immigrants and natives. Intermarried immigrants earn significantly higher incomes than endogamously married immigrants, evenExpand
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Intergenerational Income Mobility in Urban China
This paper estimates the intergenerational income elasticity for urban China, paying careful attention to the potential biases induced by income fluctuations and life cycle effects. Our preferredExpand
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Labor Market Outcomes and Reforms in China
Over the past few decades of economic reform, China's labor markets have been transformed to an increasingly market-driven system. China has two segregated economies: the rural and urban.Expand
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The Two-Tier Labor Market in Urban China: Occupational Segregation and Wage Differentials between Urban Residents and Rural Migrants in Shanghai
Abstract China had separate rural and urban labor markets for about 40 years until the late 1980's when the restrictions on rural–urban migration were gradually eased. By the end of the 1980's and inExpand
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Labor market reform and the changing structure of wage determination in China's state sector during the 1980s
China's market-oriented labor market reform has been in place for about one and a half decades. This study uses individual data for 1981 and 1987 to examine the success of the first half of theExpand
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Sectoral gender wage differentials and discrimination in the transitional Chinese economy
Abstract. China's economic reform has affected various ownership sectors to different degree. A comparison of gender wage differentials and discrimination among individuals employed in the threeExpand
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The Long Term Consequences of Famine on Survivors: Evidence from a Unique Natural Experiment Using China's Great Famine
This paper estimates the long run impact of famine on survivors in the context of China's Great Famine. To address problems of measurement error of famine exposure and potential endogeneity of famineExpand
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Economic Restructuring and Income Inequality in Urban China
Economic transition from a planned to a market oriented economy is often associated with a widening of income inequality. The nature of this change, however, may differ during different stages of theExpand
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How well do children insure parents against low retirement income? An analysis using survey data from urban China
As population aging becomes more pronounced in the developing world, the uneven implementation of social safety nets raises important questions as to how well traditional family-based mechanismsExpand
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The Institutional Causes of China's Great Famine, 1959–1961
This article studies the causes of China's Great Famine, during which 16.5 to 45 million individuals perished in rural areas. We document that average rural food retention during the famine was tooExpand
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