The Economic Analysis of Current Strikes in China

Xian Zhang, Xinghua Wang, Xiaoyan Zhu

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Abstract

The strike is an extreme form of labor dispute. We analyze the nature, causes and
characteristics of current strikes in China on the basis of theories of strikes and then analyze the
effects of striking on the improvement of workers’ living conditions. We make use of a labor-capital
bargaining model to compare the strikers’ cost when there is legislation protecting workers’ right
to strike with the cost when there is no legislation and come to the conclusion that we should
promote legislation to protect workers’ right to strike according to the current labor-capital
relationship in China to construct harmonious socialist society, and this is a Pareto improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-384
Number of pages14
JournalWorld Review of Political Economy
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • strike theory
  • economic analysis
  • legislation of the right to strike

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Zhang, X., Wang, X., & Zhu, X. (2011). The Economic Analysis of Current Strikes in China. World Review of Political Economy, 2(2), 371-384.

The Economic Analysis of Current Strikes in China. / Zhang, Xian ; Wang, Xinghua ; Zhu, Xiaoyan.

In: World Review of Political Economy, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011, p. 371-384.

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Zhang, X, Wang, X & Zhu, X 2011, 'The Economic Analysis of Current Strikes in China', World Review of Political Economy, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 371-384.
Zhang, Xian ; Wang, Xinghua ; Zhu, Xiaoyan. / The Economic Analysis of Current Strikes in China. In: World Review of Political Economy. 2011 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 371-384.
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