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Dynamics of Wage Fixation in a Developing Economy: The Case of Papua New Guinea
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Authors: Benedict Y. Imbun (Univ. of Western Sydney, Australia) 
Book Description:
This book is a microcosm of issues of minimum wage determination in developing countries examined in the context of Papua New Guinea (PNG). With provision of parallels, it discusses the critical issues, process, and actors involved in determination of minimum wage. Like most governments in developing countries obsessed with economic development, the critical issue for the PNG government has been to ensure that wage levels and the wage structure harmonise as far as possible with the national development aspirations and on the other hand, social objectives are maintained through the prevention of exploitation of workers. Although, the twin issues of economic efficiency and social equity have not been easily compatible, this book’s testimony of experiences in accommodating the issues has been the most challenging for PNG. The challenges faced and lessons learnt in determining and regulating minimum wage would reflect similar experiences for many developing countries.

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1. Dynamics of Minimum Wage in Developing Countries, pp. 1-16

Chapter 2. Employment and Wage Fixation in Colonial Papua New Guinea, pp. 17-30

Chapter 3. The Emergence of Minimum Wage Determination System, pp. 31-44

Chapter 4. Wage Determination in Post-Independence Period, pp. 45-62

Chapter 5. The Deregulation of Minimum Wage System , pp. 63-78

Chapter 6. Labour Market Performance in Post-Deregulation Period, pp. 79-92

Chapter 7. The 2000 Minimum Wage Policy, pp. 93-108

Chapter 8. Misconceptions and politics of minimum wage determination, pp. 109-118

Chapter 9. Implications of Minimum Wage Policy, pp. 119-130

Chapter 10. Conclusion, pp. 131-134


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-517-1
   Status: AV
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