Social Network and Job-hunting Methods in China's Transitional Economy
Wei Yongfeng;School of Humanities,Shanghai Ocean University;
The previous studies with regard to social network and occupation attainment have sparked three big theoretical debates. This study examines how five mechanisms—human capital,social capital,weak ties,strong ties and structural holes—affect the choice of job-hunting method of new urban immigrants. Empirical evidence is drawn from 539 questionnaires on the occupational status attainment of new urban immigrants in Shanghai. The author finds that human capital and strong ties play a significant role in the way of getting a job,whereas weak ties,social capital and structural holes have no effect. These findings show that with the market economic transition,the market has had a great effect on personal economic activities. But on the other hand,the traditional culture still maintained a strong influence.
【CateGory Index】： C912.3;F249.2