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The working dread? Analysing the impact of the Hukou reform on firms' monopsony power in China

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This paper uses firm-level data from the Chinese Annual Survey of Industrial Firms (CASIF) for the years 1998-2007 to analyse the impact of the household registration system (Hukou) reform in China on monopsony power of firms. I adopt a multiple-period difference-in¬differences framework to exploit the non-uniform labour market reform implementation. By comparing firms in cities that adopted the reform to firms in cities that did not, I find that relaxing restrictions on geographical lab...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Author
Publisher:
Centre for the Study of African Economies Publisher's website
Article number:
WPS/2021-12
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2021-10-11
Paper number:
WPS/2021-12
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1199928
Local pid:
pubs:1199928
Deposit date:
2021-10-11

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