Grey-Correlative-Degree Analysis of Influencing Factors of Women's Employment in China

Yuan LIN


Since the reform in transitional economies, the status of women has deteriorated relative to that of men, both in terms of income and employment. Many social and economic factors influence women’s employment. Based on gray system theory, this paper makes grey-correlative-degree analysis of influencing factors of women’s employment in order to reveal the main influencing factors. According to the grey-correlative-degree, factors influencing women employment during transition ranks as following: human capital investment, average size of household, wage level, development of tertiary industry and state of matrimony. This paper gives some policy advices based on the result, such as raising the level of women human capital investment, promoting housework socialization, protecting labor income right of women by legal means, and developing the tertiary industry to supply more jobs for women.


Women’s employment; Influencing factors; Grey-correlative-Degree analysis

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