This is a selection of resources on developments in China’s labour market available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
Development and reform of China’s employment system
Find out more about the various employment policies in place in China, such as the “Three Employments” Policy and the proactive government policy for job creation. This book analyses and explains each major policy in detail, as well as predicts future trends in the employment system.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Gale Asia Cengage Learning, 2014.
Labour administration reforms in China
Get a comprehensive overview of the reforms and advances in China’s labour administration system from this report by the International Labour Organization. It includes information on workplace issues such as labour relations, working conditions and occupational health and safety regulations.
All rights reserved, Geneva: International Labour Office, 2013.
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China’s labour market: Shrinking workforce, rising wages
Gain a deeper understanding of the labour market in China from this China Daily article, which details some of the future trends in China’s job market, including an ageing workforce, employees with enhanced educational levels and the lack of highly skilled talent.
Fewer Chinese join the job market but that may be a good thing
This article from Bloomberg Markets examines the labour market situation in China. It analyses the trend of decreasing labour force participation in China and its likely causes as well as impact on China’s society and economy.
How China is getting ready for the future of work
How will new developments in the world today impact China’s job market in the near future? This article sheds light on the future of work in China, such as the creation of more jobs in its thriving e-commerce sector.
The future of jobs: Country profile: China
Compiled by the World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs report analyses how the job market will be impacted by the fourth industrial revolution. Find out which industries in China have a stable or growing employment outlook and the top trends impacting them.