Worker Congresses in China: Do they matter?

Morley Gunderson, Byron Y. Lee, Hui Wang

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We use a survey of privately-owned enterprises spanning the years 2006-2014 and estimate effects of Worker Congresses on worker welfare outcomes. We find that Congresses by themselves had positive effects on all outcomes except for wages. Firms with both a Congress and a union had large and positive effects on all outcomes reflecting the sum of their separate individual effects, suggesting that they were not substitute institutions but rather were complementary in an additive fashion.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalIndustrial Relations
Early online date26 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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