Mismatch and job mobility of married female migrant workers in China

Hu Weibin, Han Hongyun
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 3d International Conference on Advanced Information and Communication Technology for Education   unpublished
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
more » ... cted 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.
doi:10.2991/icaicte-15.2015.60 fatcat:774gaottl5bulfkall4ubxjafi