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...Expand abstract
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- © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in China Economic Review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in China Economic Review, 16, 2, (2005) DOI#10.1016/j.chieco.2004.11.002
What is China’s True Unemployment Rate?
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