【Abstract】Conceptual definition of an employment includes dimensions beyond the status of a static employedor unemployed dichotomy. Since such a dichotomous measurement of the employment,we are unable to observe structural and qualitative changes of a developing economy during itsindustrialization process. An improved measure thus is needed to represent the multiple characteristicsof employment quality and describe its gradations on the continuum of industrializationprocess. In this paper, the authors construct and evaluate multi-componentvariables to measure employment quality in China. The paper also evaluates its validity by usinga panel data regression model to examine the changes between 1990 and 2014. The resultsindicate that employment quality is significantly associated with an industrialization process,while political and institutional barriers constitute major constraints for the development of theemployment quality. Policy implications are also discussed in the paper.
【Key words】Industrialization；Employment quality；Social security