Labour, Wage rate, Employment, Malaysia
References have often been made to the presence of "sweat labor" in manufacturing in less developed countries (LDCs) and of the need to introduce minimum-wage legislation to protect the interests of such employees. However, the data on the wages paid to such workers are almost nonexistent, and the discussion so far has been couched in general terms. I shall attempt to provide some of the empirical basis for the discussion in Malaysia.
Economic Development and Cultural Change
Lim, D. (1978). "Sweat labor" and wages in Malaysian manufacturing. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 27 (1), 75-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/451074