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Wage Differentials by Education and City Size: Evidence from Chinese Cities

Author: Mgr. Se Guo
Year: 2022 - winter
Leaders: PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.
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Work type: Masters
MEF
Language: English
Pages: 82
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Link: https://dspace.cuni.cz/handle/20.500.11956/171358
Abstract: This thesis uses CFPS's 2014 and 2016 data, from the perspective of differences in
education levels and city size, using the two-way fixed-effect model and quantile
regression to explore how the different educational workers’ nominal monthly income
gap changes with the expansion of the urban population. As for city size, on average,
for every 1% increase in city size, the nominal monthly income of workers will increase
by 0.4%. For every 1% increase in the size of the city, the nominal monthly wage of
the college education group will increase by 0.9%, and the wage of the postgraduate
workers will increase almost by 1.2%. The results show that only workers with a college
and postgraduate education level can expand the monthly income gap with the lowest
educational level group as the urban population grows. However, the nominal monthly
income gap between the high-school educated group and junior high school and below
educated workers is insignificantly affected by the city's expansion.

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