Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Rural China : Gender, Off-farm Employment, and Wages Zhi, Huayong Huang, Zhurong Huang, Jikun Rozelle, Scott D. Mason, Andrew D. 2013-10-17T19:52:08Z 2013-10-17T19:52:08Z 2013-08-16
dc.description.abstract This contribution documents the effect of the global financial crisis on women's off-farm employment in China's rural labor force. It begins by comparing the difference between the actual off-farm employment rate and the off-farm employment rate under the assumption of “business as usual” (BAU – a counterfactual of what off-farm employment would have been in the absence of the crisis). The study also examines how the impact of the financial crisis hit different segments of the rural off-farm labor market. Using a primary dataset, the study found that the global financial crisis affected women workers. By April 2009, there was a 5.3 percentage point difference between off-farm employment under BAU and actual off-farm employment for women, and the monthly wages of women declined. Most of this impact affected migrant wage earners; however, the impact did not fall disproportionately on women. The recovery of women's employment was as fast as that of men's employment. en
dc.identifier.citation Feminist Economics
dc.identifier.issn 1354-5701
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject financial crisis
dc.subject off-farm employment
dc.subject gender
dc.title Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Rural China : Gender, Off-farm Employment, and Wages en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Gender 2013-09-03
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.journal.nbpages 238-266
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific China
okr.theme Social protection and risk management :: Improving labor markets
okr.theme Social dev/gender/inclusion :: Gender
okr.theme Rural development :: Rural non-farm income generation
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Rural Development :: Rural Labor Markets
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Wages, Compensation & Benefits
okr.topic Gender :: Gender and Rural Development
okr.unit Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network
okr.volume 19(3)
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