Study on the Effect of Minimum Wage Increases in China

Yuan LIN, Ke SHANG, Xueqing LI


This paper studies minimum wage increases in China since the implement of minimum wage guarantee system. This paper compares minimum wage with average wage, per capita annual consumption expenditure of urban households, and points out the defections in minimum wage increases. Then, based on the study above, this paper analyzes the effect of minimum wage increases from three aspects, including the cost of labor, labor productivity and industrial structure.


Minimum wage; Labor Cost; Labor Productivity; Industrial structure

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