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The Journal of Chinese Sociology

, 4:13

First Online: 03 August 2017Received: 25 January 2017Accepted: 25 July 2017

Abstract

By using qualitative data collected in three representative Chinese cities and quantitative data from a countrywide survey, in this study, we synthesized the conventionally competing arguments from the state-centred and market-centred approaches. We showed the flow of elite resources, such as education, party membership, and family background, among three groups of job seekers—namely, job-assignment adherents, job-assignment networkers, and market adventurers, over time and across regions. With a focus on job seekers’ responses to the varying local employment, we showed strong evidence for the co-existence of state power and the market in China’s transitional context.

KeywordsEmployment State Market Individuals Institutional change Co-evolvement  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Jing Shen - Wei Xu

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