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《Collection of Women's Studies》 2008-04
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Long-Term Trend and Determinants of the Gender-based Income Gap in China

YANG Ju-hua (Centre for Population Development Studies at the Renmin University of China,Beijing 100872,China)  
Gender equality has been high on the agenda set by the Chinese government since the 1950s during which women's status has substantially improved.However,gender-based income gap has widened in the more recent reform era.Using longitudinal data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey,this paper investigates the trend,patterns and determinants of gender income gap.Findings sug- gest that,while both men and women's income has risen greatly over the years from 1989 to 2006 the income of women is,on average, 70-80 percent of that of men.The determinants of the income gap are multifarious,in which the descrimination Can't be ignored.
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