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dc.contributor.authorWang, Fuxi
dc.contributor.authorSong, Haojie
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Yanyuan
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Nanfeng
dc.contributor.authorGan, Bernard
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Jiaojiao
dc.contributor.authorXie, Pengxin
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-07T01:08:47Z
dc.date.available2018-09-07T01:08:47Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0958-5192
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09585192.2016.1164223
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100057
dc.description.abstractThis article explores: (1) whether the 2008 Employment Contract Law (ECL) (or Labor Contract Law) has increased the likelihood of employees having written employment contracts; (2) whether that law has produced a significant convergence effect relative to pre-existing patterns of diversity in signing rates between urban and migrant employees, more and less educated employees, employees in different types of enterprises and in more or less economically developed regions. We used data from the Sixth and Seventh Surveys of Chinese employees, covering approximately 80,000 individuals, undertaken in 2007 and 2012, just prior to and after the enforcement of the new ECL. The results demonstrate the effect of ‘converging divergence’. Convergence is evident in that this law has significantly increased the likelihood of employees signing employment contracts. Notably, the ‘signing gap’ between employees of state-owned enterprises and of privately owned enterprises has narrowed as has that between less and more educated employees. Divergence and disparity remain in that gaps in the likelihood of employees signing employment contracts persist among employees at different educational levels and in different enterprise ownership types or different provinces, even when the hukou identity gap is enlarged.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2075
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2096
dc.relation.ispartofissue18
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.titleConverging divergence: the effect of China's Employment Contract Law on signing written employment contracts
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGan, Bernard B.


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