Reemployment and government job policies in China: the case of Shanghai

Xu, L and Bennington, L 2003, 'Reemployment and government job policies in China: the case of Shanghai', in B. Coate, R. Brooks, I. Fraser and L. Xu (ed.) Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA), Melbourne, Australia, 2 October 2003, pp. 1-28.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Reemployment and government job policies in China: the case of Shanghai
Author(s) Xu, L
Bennington, L
Year 2003
Conference name The 15th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 2 October 2003
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA)
Editor(s) B. Coate
R. Brooks
I. Fraser
L. Xu
Publisher RMIT Business
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 28
Total pages 28
Abstract Policies to increase reemployment and lower unemployment have topped China¿s political agendas over the past few years. Efforts on both fronts have received support and stimulus at provincial and local levels, but progress to improve labour market conditions remains uneven, with large imbalances between regions and sectors. Policy makers are still striving to identify best practices for making work pay and for developing active and preventive approaches for persons faced with the threat of xiagang, a unique phenomenon in this transitional economy. The aim of this paper, using Shanghai as a case, is to provide insights of the nature and dimensions of xiagang, and analysis of impacts and limits of alternative policies prevailing in China.
Subjects Labour Economics
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