The Impact of minimum wage policy on wages and employment in developing countries : the case of Indonesia

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2001
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Suryahadi, Asep
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Honolulu: East-West Center
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Since the late 1980s, minimum wages have become an important plank of the Indonesian government's labour policy. Minimum wages have increased faster than average wages and GDP. As a result, minimum wages have become binding for the majority of workers. This study finds that minimum wages have a positive but statistically insignificant impact on average wages. On the other hand, minimum wages have a negative and statistically significant impact on employment. In particular, the disemployment impact is greatest for women, youth, and less educated workers. However, the employment prospects of white-collar workers are enhanced by increases in minimum wages.
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39 pages
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