Getting Ahead in Urban China

@inproceedings{Lin1991GettingAI,
  title={Getting Ahead in Urban China},
  author={Nan Lin and Yanjie Bian},
  year={1991}
}
This article argues that structural segmentation is a universal phenomenon in all complex societies and across political economies. Each political economy uses specific criteria in delineating segments of its economic and work organizations. Furthermore, it is argued that segmentation identification constitutes a critical destination status for individuals engaged in the status-attainment process. A representative sample of the working population in Tianjin, China, is analyzed to show that… CONTINUE READING

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