Determinants of the Struggling Odds of Collective Workers in China

Xin-yi HE, David FAIRRIS, Dan-gui LI


There are hundreds of collective worker struggles happened in China in recent decades. These struggles have different types including striking and protesting. Based on a statistic analysis, three pairs of relationships among workers, employers and governments are compared with each other. We find out three determinant factors to influence the odds of struggling workers. These factors include the intervention of government, style of struggles and the status of worker’s employment. If struggling workers are on-job, or take violent struggles, or get intervene from governments, they are easier to win. There are hundreds of workers’ struggles collectively, violently happened in China each year. How do workers choose collective struggles to express their discontents in China during 2011-2012? How about the results of these struggles, win, partly win, or fail? Who is easier to make win, the on-job workers or the off-job workers? What impact does the government make on the destiny of dispute between workers and employers by its intervention? All of these questions will be answered by the regressive factor analysis, which are the three pairs of corresponding relationships between workers’ win and status of employment, workers’ win and style of struggles, workers’ win and intervention of government. In this paper, we make use of multiple channels to get some specific cases and change these cases into numerical data. The major channel is various websites.


Struggling odds, Governmental intervention, Violent struggles, On-job workers


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