On 10th July, 2014, the seminar on the usage of Chinese Employer-Employee Matched Data (First Wave) is Held in Our School. The Tracking Survey of Chinese Employer-Employee Matched Data is one of the long-term research projects supported by "985 Project" special funds of Renmin University of China. Dean Zeng Xiangquan and Dr. Wang Weidong (director of National Survey Research Center at Renmin University of China) attended the meeting and gave speeches.
The seminar was chaired by Ding Dajian, director of Data Center of School of Labor and Human Resources. He thanked all attendants who cared about this matched data, and then recalled the process of project applying, setting up, execution and improving, and introduced current situation of data clearance and application. He hoped that all participants felt free to communicate and promoted this project and data use.
Dean Zeng Xiangquan represented SLHR to thank supports from different university departments and colleagues. He regarded this seminar as an important role to promote further large-scale investigation and academic research, and to the construction of data platform which belongs to school¡¯s strategies. He encouraged every student and scholar to discuss topics about labor relations, trade unions, gender wage gap and employment quality with the data, in order to improve subsequent survey and data applications.
Then director Wang Weidong introduced RUC¡¯s advantages and efforts in social survey projects and highly evaluated the matched data project, hoping that students and staffs of SLHR would care about the university¡¯s social survey and publish word-class academic achievements by making good use of the data.
In the afternoon, doctor Yang Yonggui of SLHR reported his research about income effect of over-education by using the matched data. His conclusion pointed out that over-education would have negative effect on income. Graduate student Xie Mengping reported her research about return discrepancy among higher education¡¯s disciplines and concluded that disciplines of economics, engineering, management and literature had relative high return while jurisprudence, science and medicine had relative low return. Dr. Zhao yuanyuan of SLHR reported her research about occupational segregation and gender wage gap in China and the main conclusion was that occupational segregation reduced gender wage gap, which was largely influenced by human capital. During interactive part, all the attendants participated in discussion about how to improve the survey and develop the data. At last Professor Zhao Zhong summarized the seminar and put forward suggestions about promoting the survey project.
Professor Zhang Lihua, Cheng Yanyuan, Zhou Wenxia, Han Keqing, associate professor Li Lilin, Liu Songbo, Su Zhongxing, Ge Yuhao, Wu Qingjun, lecturer Guo Yu, assistant professor Zhang Wei, Zhao Liqiu, Chen Xuan, Luo Nanfeng, post-doctoral of SLHR Wu Jinyu, Miao Rentao, doctoral students and graduates of SLHR attended the seminar.
The Tracking Survey of ¡°Chinese Employer-Employee Matched Data has won large support from university leaders, departments, colleges, staffs and students. It is one of the three platforms that SLHR are constructing to contribute to ten-year development strategies. Along with improvement of the project, it is undoubtedly of great importance to SLHR and RUC in leading labor disciplines and improving relevant academic and practical level.