China’s Labour Contract Law and Labour Costs of Production
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.
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 26 April 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/5648Top of page
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