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Building labor economics with Chinese characteristics

| 2018-06-06
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

On May 26, scholars discussed the disciplinary construction of labor economics with Chinese characteristics at a symposium held in Qingdao, Shandong Province.


China Association of Labor Economics President Zhang Juwei said that China’s economic society and theories of labor economics have entered a new historical phase. The textbook system construction of labor economics should adhere to the guidance of Marxism, absorb mature international theories and methods while connecting closely with such realistic problems as China’s unique household registration system. The three aforementioned principles also form the core of the textbook system of labor economics with Chinese characteristics, Zhang said.


Feng Xiliang, dean of the School of Labor Economics at the Capital University of Economics and Business, said that new economic forms and technological innovation have generated the model of flexible employment. It is urgent for scholars to carry out deep discussion of such problems as labors’ rights and interests protection in flexible employment and the healthy development of the model of flexible employment, Feng said.

 

(edited by YU HUI)