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dc.contributor.authorWei, Xiang
dc.contributor.authorMa, Emily
dc.contributor.authorWang, Pengfei
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-19T23:15:07Z
dc.date.available2018-02-19T23:15:07Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2196-5633
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40589-017-0046-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/369829
dc.description.abstractBackground: This paper aims at explaining the gender wage gap in the labor market from the perspective of leisure participation patterns between men and women. The traditional view is that time and effort spent in childbearing activities are the major sources of gender wage gap. Women, particularly in Chinese society, are the major career of children and share a large portion of housework, thus lacking time for the accumulation of human capital. This directly affects women’s employment status in the labor market as well as wage gaps with men. Methods: This study empirically examines the within-job wage differences between men and women in the same occupation and establishment in relationship to their leisure participation patterns. Data were collected via time diary survey from “blue-collar” employees of a Chinese factory, producing parts for cars. Results: The results showed that differences of time allocation in social time and passive leisure time between men and women contribute to gender wage gap. The study also uncovered the hidden gender discrimination in a male-dominated society. Conclusion: This study calls for institutional arrangements by the Chinese government to acknowledge women’s need and rights in workplace.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2-16
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChina Finance and Economic Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699
dc.titleLeisure participation patterns and gender wage gap—evidence from Chinese manufacturing industry
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s). 2017 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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gro.griffith.authorMa, Emily


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