This paper investigates the extent to which minimum wage laws in Indonesia may have contributed to the decrease in wage inequality by looking at changes in individual wages, hours of work, and employment between 1993 and 2007.
01 Dec 2009 | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers
This paper provides detailed information on Asian manufacturing and exporting industries hardest hit in the recent global financial crisis. It uses various sources of data including Industrial Statistics and unemployment and exports data.
01 Oct 2009 | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers
This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the role of financial sector development, with a view to deepening understanding of the rationale of development assistance to the financial sector of developing countries.
01 Dec 2008 | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers
This paper explores several ways of measuring income mobility. It finds considerable income mobility in the People’s Republic of China, with income mobility lower among rural households than among urban households.
In the context of global rebalancing, accompanied by inevitable changes in trade patterns between Asia and the rest of the world, the volume's chapters analyze the links between trade openness and trends in employment and its quality.