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Education level and work experience affects the likelihood of earning below minimum wage or higher: Evidence from Malaysia


Senasi, Vally and Khalil, Samihah (2016) Education level and work experience affects the likelihood of earning below minimum wage or higher: Evidence from Malaysia. International Journal of Administration and Governance, 2 (2). pp. 28-33. ISSN 2077-4486

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Abstract

Wage is main source of attraction for many workers to work.Wage also increases motivation and self-satisfaction among workers.However, little pay can decrease the workers effort to be more productive at firms.Therefore, minimum wage implemented to provide standard basic wage to all workers regardless their gender, skills and productivity level.Although workers receive same level of basic wage, does factors such as education level and work experience affect the likelihood of earning among the workers? Yes, it is.This study collected 432 survey questionnaires from low skill workers in manufacturing firms to determine the association of education level and work experience on the workers’ income level. Cross tabulation test shows there are association between income level and worker’s education and working experiences.Thus, the results suggest education and longer working experience plays a vital role in increasing the pay level and improves human capital development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pay, Education, Work experience, Income level, Low Skill
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Samihah Khalil @ Halim
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2017 08:50
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/22478

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