Kozo Kiyota: This paper asks how the wage structure in urban China has changed from 1995 to 2013. Although several studies have already addressed a similar issue, this paper presents an updated analysis. The analysis utilized the data from the China Household Income Project Survey in 1995, 2002, 2007, and 2013. The analysis mainly focused on two types of wage gap (or wage inequality). One is the educational wage gap that is defined as the wage gap among middle school, high school, and college graduates. The other is the regional wage gap that is defined as the wage gap among east, central, and west regions.

The major findings of this paper are three-fold. First, the analysis found the increasing importance of education for the wage gap in urban China, especially in coastal...

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