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China’s Labour Contract Law and Labour Costs of Production

Zhaozhou Han, Vincent Mok, Lina Kong and Kang An
p. 59-66

Abstract

The promulgation of the Labour Contract Law in China has aroused heated debate about the financial burden of the new labour costs for firms. However, based on a data set collected in Guangdong Province in southern China, the empirical findings suggest that, on average, the increase in labour costs per capita in the sample firms due to the effects of the law ranges between 2.54 percent and 4.90 percent, which seems to be economically insignificant.

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Zhaozhou Han, Vincent Mok, Lina Kong and Kang An, « China’s Labour Contract Law and Labour Costs of Production », China Perspectives [Online], 2011/3 | 2011, Online since 30 September 2014, connection on 24 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/5648

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About the authors

Zhaozhou Han

Professor at the Department of Statistics of Jinan University in Guangzhou (hanzhaozhou@21cn.com)

Vincent Mok

Assistant Professor at the School of Accounting and Finance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong (afvmok@polyu.edu.hk).

Lina Kong

Research Officer at the Department of Statistics and Analysis of the Guangzhou Branch of People’s Bank of China (klnmail@163.com).

Kang An

Research Officer at the Department of Statistics and Analysis of the Guangzhou Branch of People’s Bank of China (huan1216@yahoo.com.cn).

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