Parental Job Loss And Children's Health: Ten Years After The Massive Layoff Of The SOEs' Workers In China

Beginning in the mid 1990s, China sped up its urban labor market reform and drastically restructured its State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), which resulted in massive layoff of the SOEs' workers and a high unemployment rate. In this paper, the authors investigate the impact of the parents' job loss on the health of their children, using six waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey covering the period from 1991 to 2006. They find that paternal job loss has a significant negative effect on children's health, whilst maternal job loss has no significant effect.

Provided by: Institute for the Study of Labor Topic: CXO Date Added: Jul 2011 Format: PDF

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