The effect of minimum wage changes on local workers employmentin the private sector in a unique environment

Sami Al Kharusi*

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمراجعة النظراء

ملخص

This study examines the effect of government minimum wage increases on local workers in the private sector and employment in a unique environment where a quote system between local and foreign workers is used in different industries. The results suggest that the increase in minimum wage by 16. 67% causes a declinein employment among local workers by 2. 7%, 8. 3%, 9. 6%, 7. 6% and 2. 8% in technical support and infrastructure jobs in IT sector, technicians in telecom sector, car rent in the travel and tourism sector, accountants in the consultancy services sector, and nonacademic in private education, respectively.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)335-345
عدد الصفحات11
دوريةInternational Journal of Economic Research
مستوى الصوت13
رقم الإصدار1
حالة النشرPublished - 2016

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