Proceedings of the 2015 3d International Conference on Advanced Information and Communication Technology for Education

Mismatch and job mobility of married female migrant workers in China

Authors
Hu Weibin, Han Hongyun
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Hu Weibin
Available Online August 2015.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icaicte-15.2015.60How to use a DOI?
Keywords
match quality; on-the-job search; married female migrant worker; job mobility
Abstract

A segmented labor market between rural and urban is an impediment to social transformation in China. Our empirical analysis indicates that marital stability via working at the same firm or city with their husbands is the main purpose pursued by MFMWs by virtue of job mobility, young and educated migrant women with low wages and labor-intensive jobs are more likely to change jobs. The majority of MFMWs employed in informal sector change jobs because of mismatch, which is reflected by shorter job tenure, the gap between real and expected wages, and occupations poorly matched with skill requirements of job openings. The segmentedlabor market in transitional China augments the intention of job mobility due to the weak connection between match quality and job experience and lack of job ladders.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 3d International Conference on Advanced Information and Communication Technology for Education
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-96-7
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaicte-15.2015.60How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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