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Trade openness and wage inequality: Evidence for Malaysia

McNabb, Robert and Said, Rusmawati 2013. Trade openness and wage inequality: Evidence for Malaysia. Journal of Development Studies 49 (8) , pp. 1118-1132. 10.1080/00220388.2013.794263

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Abstract

This article examines the impact of trade openness on wage inequality in Malaysia during the period 1984–1997. Malaysia has operated a very open trade regime since the 1960s and has pursued aggressive import substitution and export supporting policies. This development strategy is very different to that adopted in many other emerging economies where trade liberalisation has been associated with greater wage inequality. The aim of the present study is to examine whether Malaysia's more open approach to international trade has had a similar effect on wage inequality. The results suggest, in fact, that this is not the case.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0022-0388
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:21
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/51194

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