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dc.contributor.authorAnees, Muhammaden_US
dc.contributor.authorSajjad, Muhammaden_US
dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Ishfaqen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T12:29:00Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-09T12:29:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52677-
dc.description.abstractEconomics of discrimination has been the topic of interest of many in the last decade or two. Human capital theory describes wage determination as a function of labour human capital and should be determined based on marginal productivity theorem of labour economics. Islamic theology also dictates paying labour well in time and equal to their productivity not based on his colour, race, gender, nationality health status and other non-economic factors. The current study analyses the immigrants-natives wage gap to find the extent of potential discrimination against the immigrants. Using employees' level data from the Enterprise Surveys by the World Bank in 2007, standard Oaxaca-Blinder technique and Machado-Mata counterfactual decomposition is applied. Findings indicate an existence of earning's differential in favour of natives or the Malaysian citizens and immigrants have a disadvantage. On the other hand, the differential increases until the middle of income distribution and the start declining. It suggests higher-income groups have a low level of discriminatory disadvantage. Labour market productivity could be increased if this differential is reduced, which motivates the employees.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers 2011-51en_US
dc.subject.jelJen_US
dc.subject.jelJ1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLabour market discriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordOaxaca-Blinder decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordMachado-Mata decompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordquantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordearnings differentialen_US
dc.subject.keywordenterprise surveyen_US
dc.subject.keywordWorld Banken_US
dc.subject.keywordMalaysiaen_US
dc.titleA counterfactual decomposition analysis of immigrants-natives earnings in Malaysiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn678794928en_US
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.enen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwedp:201151-
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