Analysis of wage distortion based on ability in China

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While there has been a continual rise in the wages paid by China’s enterprises, the wage inequality gap has also increased. Dr Qiao Wang, from the Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, analyses wage distortion based on ability in the Chinese labour market. Her revised signalling model includes regressive wage incentives to describe the non-competitive Chinese labour market. She […]

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Strength in difference: Genetic distance and heterosis in China

China offers an almost unique opportunity to investigate heterosis in humans.

Cross-breeding between different species or populations can cause “hybrid vigour”, or heterosis, resulting in offspring who are genetically fitter than their parents. While this phenomenon is widely recognised in some plants and animals, it is poorly understood in humans. In recent work, Dr Chen Zhu of China Agricultural University, along with her colleagues Dr Xiaohui Zhang, Dr Qiran Zhao and […]

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