This paper examines the impact of hukou and college education on job placement and wage attainment for Chinese rural migrant workers in the cities. The analysis of the 2010 Chinese General Social Survey shows that when rural-born individuals gain both urban hukou and college education, they enjoy equal job-sector placement and they earn significantly higher wages than the college-educated locals. But in the absence of a rural-to-urban hukou transfer, migrants have fewer opportunities to go to college than local peers, and even college education does not gain a migrant an equal chance of working in the state sector or receiving equal earnings. A major contribution of this study is to suggest a nine-category analytic scheme, which takes into account how education, hukou and type of workplace affect one another in jointly influencing labour market inequality between rural migrants and urbanite workers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - May 1 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding was received from the National Foundation for Philosophy and Social Science Research, China, ‘Social network analysis models in multi-disciplinary perspective’ (Project #: 13&ZD177).
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- career sequence
- job placement
- wage income