To Whom Is Contact Use Beneficial? The Impacts of Self-Selected Contact Use on Gender Income Differentials in the Transitional Economy of Urban China

Shen, Jing ; Kogan, Irena

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: Studies of Transition States and Societies
Volume: 9
Issue number: 2
Page range: 1-16
Place of publication: Tallinn ; Frankfurt, M.
Publishing house: CEEOL
ISSN: 1736-874X , 1736-8758
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Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
School of Social Sciences > Soziologie, Gesellschaftsvergleich (Kogan 2009-)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: In this study, we examined the effect of contact use on the gender earnings gap in urban China, by taking into account the existence of self-selection effect. We theorised two sources of individuals’ self-selected job obtainment behaviour; namely, the structuralised gender segregated employment environment and one’s internalisation of the structural constraints. Based on data collected from the highly marketized Chinese city Xiamen, our estimations from the Endogenous Switching Regression model show that there is indeed a significant tendency, in which women with marketable qualifications use social contacts to find jobs, even though their obtained income would have increased significantly had they chosen not to rely on contacts to find jobs. Men enjoyed premiums from their job search strategies, whether they relied on contact use or not.

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