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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of variables, urban China 1996 and 2006

From: Organization size and economic stratification in urban China: 1996–2006

  1996 (N = 1501) 2006 (N = 1639)
Continuous variables   
 Monthly earnings (yuan) 468.96 (327.99) 1368.01 (2718.25)
 Organizational size 1044.74 (2625.10) 649.10 (1788.40)
 Organizational rank 2.26 (0.98) 2.78 (1.78)
 Years of schooling 10.28 (3.08) 11.27 (3.32)
 Age 37.60 (10.55) 36.06 (10.04)
 Experience 18.78 (10.86) 15.22 (10.29)
 Occupation (ISEI) 47.44 (15.33) 45.91 (14.28)
Discrete variables   
Ownership type   
State agencies 31.95 33.76
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) 45.69 26.33
Collective enterprises 16.54 6.85
Private enterprises 5.81 33.06
Government employees 7.27 7.19
Male 58.51 57.84
Ever married 86.73 81.39
Urban hukou 94.08 83.74
Party membership 22.50 15.68
  1. Data are weighted. For continuous variables, mean and standard deviations (in parentheses) are reported; for discrete variables, percentages are reported