As China moves from a state economy to a market economy, how do people obtain jobs? On the surface, it is a shift from a system where the state assigned people to job slots, to a situation in which people scramble on their own to attain positions. In reality, interpersonal and interorganizational relations have helped people find jobs in both the state and the market systems. 1 In this chapter I consider the use of connections in China to obtain jobs, and its implications for the analysis of occupational attainment, occupational mobility, and social stratification.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Networks in the Global Village|
|Subtitle of host publication||Life in Contemporary Communities|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|