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Table 1 Sample means by applicant’s Hukou status, XMRC data

From: Do employers prefer migrant workers? Evidence from a Chinese job board

  Local Hukou Non-Local Hukou
a. Contacted by HR department 0.072 0.086
b. Characteristics of the applicant:   
 Education (years) 14.38 14.35
 Age (years) 25.94 24.56
 Experience (years) 4.11 3.16
 New graduate? 0.129 0.188
 Female 0.592 0.539
 Current wage listed? 0.691 0.695
 Current wage, if listed (yuan/month) 2303 2258
 Married 0.316 0.159
 Occupational qualification (Zhicheng) 1.128 1.199
 Myopic 0.334 0.297
 Height (cm) 165.5 165.6
 English CV available? 0.128 0.126
 Number of schools listed in the CV 0.831 0.775
 Number of experience spells described in the CV 2.715 2.420
 Number of certifications 1.380 1.171
c. Characteristics of the job ad:   
 Education requested (years) 13.02 12.89
 Desired age range specified? 0.552 0.541
 Desired age, if requested (midpoint of interval) 27.47 27.09
 Experience requested 1.033 0.944
 New graduate requested? 0.047 0.043
 Male applicants requested? 0.129 0.135
 Female applicants requested? 0.328 0.298
 Wage advertised? 0.570 0.589
 Wage, if advertised (yuan/month, midpoint of interval) 2316 2366
 Number of positions advertised 1.883 2.121
 Number of applicants 181.3 190.2
d. Characteristics of the firm placing the Ad:   
 Domestically owned 0.732 0.759
 Taiwan, Hong Kong ownership 0.100 0.089
 Foreign owned 0.168 0.152
 Xiamen firm location 0.968 0.970
 Fujian firm location 0.026 0.025
 Other firm location (within China) 0.005 0.004
 Number of employees 655 563
e. Sample size 17896 203239
  1. LH-NLH gaps in applicant education, current wage listed, height, English CV, male requested, Xiamen firm location, and Fujian firm location are not statistically significant. New graduate requested, zhicheng level, applicant wage, and domestic firm location differ at 5% and all remaining variables at 1%. Zhicheng level is an integer ranging from 1 to 6. Xiamen is located within Fujian province. LH in Table 1 and throughout our main analysis denotes Xiamen city hukou only; workers with Fujian province (but not Xiamen) hukou are treated as NLH because their legal status in the city is the same as workers from other provinces