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Female Employment and Gender Gaps in China

Authors: Ma, Xinxin

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  • Investigates the mechanism of women’ labor supply and determinants of gender gap in Chinese labor market and household during the economic transition period  
  • Evaluates the impacts of policy transformation on women’ employment in China
  • Provides academic evidence based on econometric analyses by using many kinds of long-term Chinese national household survey data
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This open access book investigates female employment and the gender gap in the labor market and households during China’s economic transition period. It provides the reader with academic evidence for understanding the mechanism of female labor force participation, the determinants of the gender gap in the labor market, and the impact of policy transformation on women’s wages and employment in China from an economics perspective. The main content of this book includes three parts―women’s family responsibilities and women’s labor supply (child care, parent care, and women’s employment), the gender gap in the labor market and society (gender gaps in wages, Communist Party membership, and participation in social activity), and the impacts of policy transformation on women’s wages and employment (the social security system and the educational expansion policy on women’s wages and employment) in China. This book provides academic evidence about these issues based on economics theories and econometric analysis methods using many kinds of long-term Chinese national survey data. This book is highly recommended to readers who are interested in up-to-date and in-depth empirical studies of the gender gap and women’s employment in China during the economic transition period. This book is of interest to various groups such as readers who are interested in the Chinese economy, policymakers, and scholars with econometric analysis backgrounds.

About the authors

Dr. Ma is a professor at Faculty of Economics,Hosei University. She was a council member of the Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies (JACEMS) and was the editor of the Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics, Asian Studies, and the Journal of Chinese Economics. Her current research project focuses on economic transition and labor market segmentation in China, the gender gap of intrahousehold bargaining power and well-being, social security reform, and income inequality in China. Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as China Economic Review, Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies, Post-Communist Economies, Journal of Economics and Business, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, and the Journal of Happiness Studies. Her recent book is Economic Transition and Labor Market Reform in China (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

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  • ISBN 978-981-336-904-7
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  • Due: July 5, 2021
  • ISBN 978-981-336-903-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Employment and Gender Gaps in China
Authors
Series Title
Hitotsubashi University IER Economic Research Series
Series Volume
48
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
IER Hitotsubashi University
eBook ISBN
978-981-336-904-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-6904-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-336-903-0
Series ISSN
0441-0025
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 179
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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