Foreign labour on Malaysian growth

Rahmah Ismail, Ferayuliani Yuliyusman

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Abstract

This paper is to examine the impact of foreign labour on Malaysian economic growth using panel data from three sectors: manufacturing, services, and construction for the period of 1990~2010. The short run and long run effects of foreign labour on output growth are analysed using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag approach. The study shows that the skilled and semi-skilled foreign labours have a positive and significant impact on the output growth in both the short run and the long run. However, the study finds that the unskilled foreign labour adversely affects output growth in both the short run and the long run.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-675
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Economic Integration
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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Output growth
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Manufacturing sector
Distributed lag
Panel data

Keywords

  • Economic growth
  • Semi-skilled foreign labour
  • Skilled foreign labour
  • Unskilled foreign labour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Foreign labour on Malaysian growth. / Ismail, Rahmah; Yuliyusman, Ferayuliani.

In: Journal of Economic Integration, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.12.2014, p. 657-675.

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Ismail, Rahmah ; Yuliyusman, Ferayuliani. / Foreign labour on Malaysian growth. In: Journal of Economic Integration. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 657-675.
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