In spite of the astounding economic growth in China, the well being of workers has emerged as a major issue for concern. Even though there is not much theoretical support or hard evidence to connect economic performance to labour market flexibility, policy makers, almost everywhere in the world, including in China, appear to be persuaded by such a connection. This paper focuses on some issues related to the well-being of labour in contemporary China. In particular, it takes a look at the relevant labour related policies and their implications for employment.
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