Title page for ETD etd-01292000-20250032


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sun, Zizhuo
Author's Email Address zs1@ra.msstate.edu
URN etd-01292000-20250032
Title Accounting for the Gender Income Gap in Urban China
Degree Master of Science
Department Sociology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hughes, Michael D. Committee Chair
Fuller, Theodore D. Committee Member
Hertel, Bradley R. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Gender
  • China
  • Inequality
  • Income
Date of Defense 2000-01-17
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Accounting for the Gender Income Gap in Urban China

Zizhuo Sun

(ABSTRACT)

Using data from the China Housing Survey, that was conducted in 1993, the present study attempts to learn whether and how specific factors--human capital (including education and health), guanxi (social connections), housework, and employment in different sectors of the economy influence the income gap between men and women in urban China when traditional, socialist, and market mechanisms are all present.

The data were collected from two large Chinese cities, Tianjin and Shanghai. The results of regression show that 1) Differences in education account for much of the gender differences in income. With the same amount of education, women still earn somewhat less than men. Health reduces the gender income gap between men and women in urban China. 2) Sector segregation accounts for much of the gender differences in income. The private sector pays much more than the public sector. Guanxi and housework do not help explain the difference in income between men and women. The present study reveals that the income inequality between men and women comes mainly from market forces. The market factors of education, health, and sector are the primary areas in which women suffer disadvantages that result in their lower income.

Files
  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
  ZizhuoSunetd.pdf 85.45 Kb 00:00:23 00:00:12 00:00:10 00:00:05 < 00:00:01

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

dla home
etds imagebase journals news ereserve special collections
virgnia tech home contact dla university libraries

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.