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Sociology

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Changing Wages And Employment By Skill In Taiwan, 1978-1996: The Roles Of Education Policy, Trade, And Immigration , Chun-Hung Andy Lin Jan 2000

Changing Wages And Employment By Skill In Taiwan, 1978-1996: The Roles Of Education Policy, Trade, And Immigration , Chun-Hung Andy Lin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Since the 1970s, Taiwan's labor market has been characterized as a smooth functioning, highly integrated and nearly full employment market, which also enjoying high growth in labor earnings. Unlike most developed countries, the average unemployment rate in Taiwan was under 3 percent over the 1978--1996 period. Unskilled labor shortage problem has forced many industrial companies to move abroad where have cheaper labor costs. In 1990, the government began to invite foreign temporary unskilled workers from the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Most foreign workers are in manufacturing and construction industries. About the same time, the Taiwan government also has ...