DSpace Kyoto University
Japanese | English 

Kyoto University Research Information Repository >
Institute of Economic Research >
KIER Discussion Paper (English) >

Access count of this item: 114

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/162546

Full text link:

File Description SizeFormat
DP833.pdf788.2 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Title: Wage growth through job hopping in China
Authors: Ariga, Kenn
Ohtake, Fumio
Sasaki, Masaru
Wu, Zheren
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
Journal title: KIER Discussion Paper
Volume: 833
Abstract: This paper uses a unique survey of the Chinese youth to construct a panel data in which we keep track of geographical and job mobilities. Our estimation results deliver the following major findings. (1) The sample individuals are highly mobile. Job quits and relocations are frequent and they are closely correlated. We find the job hopping to be highly productive as our estimates indicate each job quit generates more than .2 log increase in monthly wage. (2) The migrant disadvantage in urban labor market is compensated by their higher job mobility. After four jobs, the expected earnings di¤erentials essentially disappear. We also find that migration and job mobility are highly selective processes. Our evidence indicates that the migrants are positively selected. (3) Job and location mobilities are highly dependent upon family back ground and personal traits which we interpret as representing unobservable characteristics associated with risk taking, active and optimistic personality, as well as the implied economic incentives to migrate and keep searching for better jobs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/162546
Appears in Collections:KIER Discussion Paper (English)

Export to RefWorks

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Powered by DSpace 3.2.0 and JAIRO Crawler-List version 1.1
All items in KURENAI are protected by original copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.