Do minimum wages reduce employment? A case study of Sarawak's service sector

Abdullah, Abdul Jabbar and Eden, Dzulzalani and Wong, Swee Kiong and Awang Hamdan, Dayang Asmah and William Nagun, Jeffry Douglas (2017) Do minimum wages reduce employment? A case study of Sarawak's service sector. Journal of Borneo Kalimantan, 3 (2). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2289-2583

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of minimum wages using a survey data of services sector in Sarawak. Dependent t-test and regression analysis were conducted to determine the impact of minimum wages on employment. Although minimum wages increased salary, but the impact on employment is very small. Most of the findings do not support minimum wages reduce employment, in contrast with competitive labour market prediction.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: minimum wages, employment, services sector, Malaysia, Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Borneo Studies
Depositing User: Abg Othman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 07:25
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 02:44
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19247

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