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Minimum Wages and Firm Employment
			: Evidence from China

Minimum Wages and Firm Employment : Evidence from China »

Volume/Issue: 2014/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yi Huang , Prakash Loungani , and Gewei Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498332309.001

ISBN: 9781498332309

Keywords: wage, wages, minimum wage, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

This paper provides the first systematic study of how minimum wage policies in China affect firm employment over the 2000-2007 periods. Using a novel dataset of minimum wage regulations across more than 2,800 count...

Minimum Wage as a Wage Policy Tool in Japan

Minimum Wage as a Wage Policy Tool in Japan »

Volume/Issue: 2016/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chie Aoyagi , Giovanni Ganelli , and Nour Tawk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475555349.001

ISBN: 9781475555349

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Income distribution, Japan, Women, Wage policy, Regression analysis, Labor market characteristics, Minimum wages, minimum wage, income policies

Using prefectural data, we study the potential impact on wage dynamics of the planned minimum wage increase policy in Japan. Our main result is that stepping up minimum wage growth from 2 to the planned 3 percent p...

Allocating Business Income between Capital and Labor under a Dual Income Tax
			: The Case of Iceland

Allocating Business Income between Capital and Labor under a Dual Income Tax : The Case of Iceland »

Volume/Issue: 2012/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thornton Matheson , and Pall Kollbeins

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475515411.001

ISBN: 9781475515411

Keywords: Dual income tax, small business taxation, wage, wages, labor income, minimum wage, tax rate, Dual income txa, Business Taxes and Subsidies,

In contrast to most Scandinavian countries, Iceland allocates the income of closely held businesses (CHBs) between capital and labor based on administratively set minimum wages rather than an imputed return to book...

Informality and the Challenge of Pension Adequacy: Outlook and Reform Options for Peru

Informality and the Challenge of Pension Adequacy: Outlook and Reform Options for Peru »

Volume/Issue: 2019/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christoph Freudenberg , and Frederik Toscani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498318525.001

ISBN: 9781498318525

Keywords: Pension funds, Social safety nets, Wage indexation, Labor market reforms, Minimum wages, Pension System, Contribution Density, Replacement Rates, Peru, replacement rate

Past reforms have put the Peruvian pension system on a largely fiscally sustainable path, but the system faces important challenges in providing adequate pension levels for a large share of the population. Using ad...

Zambia
			: 2013 Article IV Consultation

Zambia : 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/5

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340554.002

ISBN: 9781484340554

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Budget deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Nonbank financial sector, Monetary policy, Millennium Development Goals, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures

This Information Annex highlights that safeguards assessments of the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) were completed in June 2004, January 2009, and October 2010. The 2009 assessment concluded that the bank had adequate safegu...

High Level Status Report to the IEO Evaluation of Fund's Recurring Issues

High Level Status Report to the IEO Evaluation of Fund's Recurring Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/012

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498347044.007

ISBN: 9781498347044

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Accounting, Accounting systems, Agricultural subsidies, Agriculture, Anti-money laundering, Arrears policy, Balance sheets, Budgeting, Budgets

This is a high-level report on progress in addressing recurring issues identified by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). The Board endorsed the proposal in the Chairman's Summing Up for the Independent Evaluat...