Determinants of Job Satisfaction among Chinese off Farm Migrants

  title={Determinants of Job Satisfaction among Chinese off Farm Migrants},
  author={Russell Smyth and Qingguo Zhai and Xiaoxu Li},
This study examines the effect of own income versus reference group income and the subjective factors considered important in a job for a sample of off farm migrants in China. We find that own income has a positive effect on job satisfaction while the effect of reference group income is gender specific. We find evidence that males experience a tunnelling effect (higher income coworkers increase their job satisfaction) while females experience a jealousy effect (higher income co-workers lower… CONTINUE READING

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