China's labour contract law and labour costs of production

Zhaozhou Han, Wai Kwong Mok, Lina Kong, Kang An

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The promulgation of the Labour Contract Law in China has aroused heated debate about the financial burden of the new labour costs for firms. However, based on a data set collected in Guangdong Province in southern China, the empirical findings suggest that, on average, the increase in labour costs per capita in the sample firms due to the effects of the law ranges between 2.54 percent and 4.90 percent, which seems to be economically insignificant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalChina Perspectives
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011


  • China
  • Effects
  • Labour contract law
  • Labour costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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