Education Development and Wage Inequality in Urban China*

  title={Education Development and Wage Inequality in Urban China*},
  author={Shi Dan Li and Shanshan Wu and Chunbing Xing},
  journal={Asian Economic Papers},
Using a representative household survey for 1995, 2002, 2007, and 2013, we show that education plays a pivotal role in shaping wage inequality in urban China. We find that education was a major contributor to increased wage inequality between 1995 and 2013. The returns to education remained high after 2007 despite a large inflow of college-educated workers. Although regional wage inequality declined from 2007–13, regional wage inequality among educated workers did not. Residual wage inequality… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…