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What is China’s True Unemployment Rate?

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Using data from a unique survey conducted in five large Chinese cities that employed an internationally comparable definition of unemployment, we find that the unemployment rate of urban permanent residents was 14.0 percent in 2002. Comparing unemployment rate estimates across time and space using data from the 2001 China Urban Labor Survey and China’s 2000 population census, we estimate that for China as a whole, from January 1996 to September 2002 the unemployment rate of urban permanent re...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.chieco.2004.11.002

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John Giles More by this author
Albert Park More by this author
Juwei Zhang More by this author
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences More from this funder
Michigan State University More from this funder
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan More from this funder
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan More from this funder
International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development More from this funder
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Publisher:
Elsevier Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
China Economic Review Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2005
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URN:
uuid:1606623a-ccf1-4ea4-8b1c-74ed7a909ba0
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15124
Language:
English

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