Counting Cadres: A Comparative View of the Size of China's Public Employment*

@article{Ang2012CountingCA,
  title={Counting Cadres: A Comparative View of the Size of China's Public Employment*},
  author={Yuen Yuen Ang},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={211},
  pages={676 - 696}
}
Abstract Is China's public bureaucracy overstaffed? To answer this basic question objectively, one needs to define public employment in the contemporary Chinese context; survey data sources available to measure public employment; and finally, compare China's public employment size with that of other countries. Using a variety of new sources, this article performs all three tasks. It also goes further to clarify the variance between bianzhi (formally established posts) and actual staffing size… Expand
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