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Table 2 Explaining the number of minimum-wage levels and the high/low ratio within a province

From: Regional variation of the minimum wages in China

  Number of mw Max/min
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
  1995–2007 1995–1999 2000–2007 1995–2007 1995–1999 2000–2007
Ln(population) 0.810c 0.226 1.043c 0.121c 0.0587 0.150c
(0.223) (0.396) (0.310) (0.0229) (0.0422) (0.0295)
Ln(GDP per capita) 1.276a 2.231a 0.783 0.0782 0.169 −0.00300
(0.712) (1.158) (0.966) (0.0730) (0.124) (0.0917)
Tertiary sector share in GDP −5.765a −3.995 −6.981a −0.291 0.471 −0.817b
(2.995) (5.997) (3.678) (0.307) (0.640) (0.349)
Urban-rural income gap 0.759b 1.574c 0.369 0.0574a 0.145b 0.000945
(0.327) (0.546) (0.426) (0.0335) (0.0583) (0.0405)
Ln(average wage) −2.437a −3.066 −1.463 −0.419c −0.743c −0.121
(1.292) (2.114) (1.752) (0.132) (0.226) (0.166)
Trade share in GDP 1.218a 2.159 0.986 0.327c 0.719c 0.202c
(0.656) (1.335) (0.769) (0.0673) (0.143) (0.0730)
Fiscal expenditure in GDP 2.618 −1.328 3.573 0.503a 0.689 0.496
(2.526) (6.004) (3.171) (0.259) (0.641) (0.301)
Fixed investment/GDP −1.542 −8.145b −0.750 −0.215 −0.988b −0.203
(1.511) (3.564) (1.951) (0.155) (0.381) (0.185)
N 365 141 224 365 141 224
Adj. R 2 0.146 0.136 0.153 0.284 0.299 0.349
  1. Standard errors in parentheses; a, b, and c represent significance levels of 10, 5, and 1 %, respectively