Minimum wages and employment in China

@article{Fang2020MinimumWA,
  title={Minimum wages and employment in China},
  author={Tony Fang and Carl Lin},
  journal={IZA Journal of Labor Policy},
  year={2020},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-30}
}
  • T. Fang, Carl Lin
  • Published 21 December 2013
  • Economics
  • IZA Journal of Labor Policy
AbstractSince China promulgated new minimum wage regulations in 2004, the frequency and magnitude of changes in minimum wages have been substantial. This paper uses county-level minimum wage data combined with urban household survey micro-dataset from 16 representative provinces as a merged county-level panel to estimate the employment effects of minimum wage changes in China over the 2002–2009 period. In contrast to the mixed results reported by previous studies using provincial-level data, we… 
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