Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152412
Authors: 
Ye, Linxiang
Gindling, Thomas
Li, Shi
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 16 [Pages:] 1-35
Abstract: 
We use a matched firm-employee data set to examine the extent of compliance with minimum wage and overtime pay regulations in Chinese formal sector firms. We find evidence that there is broad compliance with legal minimum wages in China; fewer than 3.5% of full-time workers earn less than the legal monthly minimum wage. On the other hand, we find evidence that there is substantial non-compliance with overtime pay regulations; almost 29% of the employees who work overtime are not paid any additional wage for overtime hours, and 70% are paid less than the legally-required 1.5 times the regular wage.
Subjects: 
China
Labor protection regulations
Minimum wages
Overtime pay
Compliance
JEL: 
J3
J8
O17
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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