The Reserve Army of Labor in China's Economy, 1991–2015

  • Fusheng Xie
  • Xiaolu Kuang
  • Zhi Li
Keywords: Labor, Movements, Political Economy

Abstract

Since the late 1990s, China's economic expansion has depended on an immense pool of cheap labor. Today, as wages increase and manufacturing operations leave the country, there are constant complaints about shortages of peasant workers. But has China really entered a new era of labor shortage?

Published
2018-09-01
Section
Articles