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
China’s domestic and international migration development
The book highlights the impact of domestic and international migration on China’s economy due to the shrinkage of the domestic workforce, creating a shortage of educated skilled talents and professionals. It also examines the efforts put in place in China to attract foreign talents to boost the economy.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Springer, 2019
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Chinese companies need to prepare for a shrinking talent pool
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China’s labour market: Shrinking workforce, rising wages
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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
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