MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION IN CHINA
By Judith Banister* Beijing Javelin Investment Consulting Company
This paper was written under contract to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A preliminary version of this report, dated December 2004, was posted here previously. The current version incorporates the results of new research by the author, including revisions to the estimates of China’s hourly compensation costs. This report formed the basis for two articles published in the July and August 2005 issues of the Monthly Labor Review. These articles can be accessed on the Internet as follows:
“Manufacturing employment in China:” http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2005/07/art2full.pdf
“Manufacturing earnings and compensation in China:” http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2005/08/art3full.pdf
Peer reviews of this work were conducted both within BLS and externally by persons with expert knowledge of China. See the acknowledgments on the next page for further information on these reviews. The opinions, analysis, and conclusions expressed in this report are solely those of the author; any mistakes or errors remain the author’s responsibility.
Judith Banister is a consultant working with Javelin Investments in Beijing, China. She
is former head of the International Programs Center at the U.S. Census Bureau. E-mail: Judith_Banister@yahoo.com