Institutions and individual strategies : how did job seekers respond to the changing employment environment in urban China?

Shen, Jing ; Xu, Wei

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: The journal of Chinese sociology
Volume: 4
Issue number: 13
Page range: 1-25
Place of publication: Berlin ; Heidelberg
Publishing house: Springer
ISSN: 2198-2635
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: By using qualitative data collected in three representative Chinese cities and quantitative data from a countrywide survey, in this study, we synthesized the conventionally competing arguments from the state-centred and market-centred approaches. We showed the flow of elite resources, such as education, party membership, and family background, among three groups of job seekers—namely, job-assignment adherents, job-assignment networkers, and market adventurers, over time and across regions. With a focus on job seekers’ responses to the varying local employment, we showed strong evidence for the co-existence of state power and the market in China’s transitional context.
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