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A dime for your time: Distribution of earnings in the Malaysian manufacturing sector


Soon, Jan Jan (2015) A dime for your time: Distribution of earnings in the Malaysian manufacturing sector. In: 4th ASEAN Consortium on Department of Economics Conference (ACDEC) 2015, 04-05 November 2015, Student Accomodation Centre (SAC), UUM.

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Abstract

This paper examines changes in the distributions of earnings of employees in the Malaysian manufacturing sector, using the Malaysian Employee Survey data from the World Bank with a sample size of slightly more than 10,000 respondents. Conventional OLS estimations answer questions such as ‘Does years of education affect salary?’ Quantile estimations however, address questions such as ‘does years of education affect salary differently for those at the upper end of the salary distribution (the relative winners) than for those at its lower end (the relative losers) and the middle-income workers (the averages)?’, where the effects of years of education on a particular earning quantile (or group) can be compared to those on other salary quantiles. Heterogeneity across different salary quantiles can therefore be studied.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-43720-4-0 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Salary distribution, Malaysian manufacturing sector, quantile estimation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Dr. Jan Jan Soon
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 04:22
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 03:26
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17051

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