American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Gender, Family, Socioeconomic Status, and Work Values in China
Lulu Nie, Ye Luo, William M. Wentworth, Douglas K. Sturkie

This study examines gender differences in work values in China and the underlying mechanisms of these differences using data from a nationally representative sample of 10,332 adults from the 2005 Chinese General Social Survey. Results from ordinal logistic regressions show that women are more likely than men to rank earnings, security, short work time and autonomy higher, while men are more likely than women to rank prestige, authority, interest, promotion opportunity, serving others and sense of achievement higher. Marriage and family status only help explain gender differences in ranking job interest. However, SES and occupational characteristics have fully explained gender differences in ranking earnings and security, and also partially explain gender differences in other work values.

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