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Frontiers of Economics in China

Front. Econ. China    2017, Vol. 12 Issue (4) : 515-544     https://doi.org/10.3868/s060-006-017-0022-0
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Examining the Factors Affecting Personal Income: An Empirical Study Based on Survey Data in Chinese Cities
Lihui Wang1, Junyi Shen2()
1. Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
2. Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Abstract

This paper empirically analyzes the factors affecting personal income in urban China using survey data of the “Preference and Life Satisfaction Survey” conducted by the Global COE project of Osaka University from 2009 to 2013. We consider education level as an endogenous variable, and both ordinary least squares (OLS) regression and instrumental variable (IV) regression are performed. We find a number of factors, such as sex, age, education, and marriage that significantly affect personal income. In addition, differences between different occupations are also investigated.

Keywords personal income      earning function      urban China      discrimination     
Issue Date: 08 December 2017
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Lihui Wang,Junyi Shen. Examining the Factors Affecting Personal Income: An Empirical Study Based on Survey Data in Chinese Cities[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2017, 12(4): 515-544.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/10.3868/s060-006-017-0022-0
http://journal.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/Y2017/V12/I4/515
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