Does the minimum wage reduce wage inequality? Evidence from Thailand

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/862
dc.identifier.uri http://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/886
dc.contributor.author Leckcivilize, Attakrit
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-16T09:39:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-16T09:39:07Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Leckcivilize, A.: Does the minimum wage reduce wage inequality? Evidence from Thailand. In: IZA Journal of Labor and Development 4 (2015), Nr. 1, 21. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40175-015-0041-7
dc.description.abstract Most of the minimum wage literature in developing countries provides supporting evidence of its effectiveness in reducing wage inequality. Using minimum wage data from Thailand (1985-2010), I find rather mixed outcomes. The minimum wage seems to help compress the lower part of wage distribution for employees in large businesses. However, the effect does not extend to small and medium firms in the covered sector. In contrast with its role as a benchmark for wage adjustment in Latin America, the minimum wage in Thailand does not reduce overall wage inequality owing to the high non-compliance rate and weak law enforcement, particularly in the informal sector. JEL classification: J38; O17 eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Berlin : SpringerOpen
dc.relation.ispartofseries IZA Journal of Labor and Development 4 (2015), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Compliance eng
dc.subject Formal and informal sector eng
dc.subject Minimum wage eng
dc.subject Thailand eng
dc.subject Wage inequality eng
dc.subject.ddc 300 | Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie ger
dc.title Does the minimum wage reduce wage inequality? Evidence from Thailand
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 21939020
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s40175-015-0041-7
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 4
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 21
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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