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dc.contributor.authorSun, Zizhuoen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:31:09Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:31:09Zen
dc.date.issued2000-01-17en
dc.identifier.otheretd-01292000-20250032en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31059en
dc.description.abstractUsing 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.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartZizhuoSunetd.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectInequalityen
dc.subjectIncomeen
dc.titleAccounting for the Gender Income Gap in Urban Chinaen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
dc.contributor.committeechairHughes, Michael D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHertel, Bradley R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFuller, Theodore D.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01292000-20250032/en
dc.date.sdate2000-01-29en
dc.date.rdate2001-01-29en
dc.date.adate2000-01-29en


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