【10月27日】【CHLR应用微观讲座】Minimum Wage Impacts on Inequality, Job Formality and the Ethnic Wage Gap in Chi发布日期：2019-09-12 21:09:32
主讲人：Anthony J. Howell
摘 要： This paper examines the effects of a minimum wage on wage inequality and employment outcomes in China’s urban minority regions and whether those effects vary for Han and ethnic minorities. Minimum wage data is combined with a proprietary datasource obtained from China’s Household Ethnic Survey (CHES) project. Results reveal that a higher minimum wage reduces wage inequality and leads to larger positive effects for lower-wage minority workers compared to their Han counterparts. In terms of employment, a higher minimum wage promotes formalization of the labour market without any evidence of adverse effects on the likelihood of being unemployed in the formal sector, although some adjustments are made at the intensive margin. The results are robust to alternate estimations that take into account censoring and endogeneity. The findings’ policy implications indicate that the minimum wage is an effective social policy tool that reduces the Han-minority wage gap, as well as induces non-wage benefits, which in turn, should promote social cohesion in China’s urban minority regions.
关于主讲人： Anthony J. Howell，北京大学经济学院，国际经济与贸易系助理教授，取得加州大学洛杉矶分校（UCLA）统计学博士学位，研究研究领域为城市经济地理，人类与公司人口统计学，贸易，局部地区与国际发展，政策分析，地理信息系统，统计与空间分析。