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dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, Seamus
dc.contributor.authorWebster, E
dc.contributor.authorMavromaras, Kostas
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T00:29:43Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T00:29:43Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMcGuinness, S., Webster, E., and Mavromaras, K., 2012. What are the characteristics of the employers of the low-paid in Australia? Australian Bulletin of Labour, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 26-47.en
dc.identifier.issn0311-6336
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26233
dc.description.abstractService-sector employers from Communications; Accommodation, cafes and restaurants; Personal and other services; Retail trade; and Manufacturing have the highest densities of low-wage employees in Australia. In addition, the majority of all employers of the low paid were service-industry employers. A multivariate analysis found that employers of the low paid were more likely to be small firms employing a disproportionate share of casual labour. Employers of the low paid were more likely to be located in industries where labour costs form a relatively smaller proportion of turnover (possibly because of high material costs) and where there were higher rates of businesses recording a loss of profit. In addition, substantial regional differences remain in the presence of industry controls, indicating that state-level differences in the incidence of low-paying employers cannot be fully accounted for by the other factors.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNational Institute of Labour Studiesen
dc.subjectEmploymenten
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.subjectEmployersen
dc.titleWhat are the characteristics of the employers of the low paid in Australia?en
dc.typeArticleen


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