Wage differentials in Malaysia: Public employment, gender, and ethnicity*

Clark, Robert L. and Ogawa, Naohiro and Mansor, Norma and Abe, Shigeyuki and Mahidin, Mohd Uzir (2021) Wage differentials in Malaysia: Public employment, gender, and ethnicity*. Asian Economic Papers, 20 (3). pp. 16-34. ISSN 1535-3516, DOI https://doi.org/10.1162/asep_a_00840.

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The study examines the earnings differentials between the public and private sector in the Malaysian economy in terms of the moderations of the gender and ethnic wage differences in the public sector. The study uses the annual earnings from the Salaries and Wages Survey for 2011 and 2016. The key findings are that public employees are paid higher wages compared with private sector employees and the overall gender and ethnic wage differentials have declined in recent years. We also find that both gender and ethnic wage differentials are much smaller in the public sector.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Social Wellbeing Research Centre (SWRC), University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business & Economics
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 03:51
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 03:51
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/28121

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