Essays on education, rural-urban migration and wage structure in urban China

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Since the beginning of the economic reforms launched in 1978, China has been in the transition from a centrally planned system to a market-oriented economy. This transition, accompanied with the rapid economic growth, has exerted profound effects on China's labour market. This PhD dissertation, consisting of three empirical essays, investigates the heterogeneous returns to schooling among Chinese urban residents, the distributional gender wage differential issue among rural-urban migrants and the wage effects of the mismatch between college major and occupation among recent college graduates in China. The three microeconometric labour studies provide new insights into the understanding of the wage determination, wage differentials and wage structure in urban China for different population groups during China's economic transition.
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Zhu, Rong
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Magnani, Elisabetta
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2011
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