Myanmar labour issues from the perspective of enterprises: findings from a survey of food processing and garment manufacturing enterprises

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Author: Bernhardt, Thomas; De, S Kanay; Thida, Mi Win


Along with Myanmar's political and economic systems, the country's labour market is undergoing a profound transformation. At the same time, systematic information on the labour market is scarce. Addressing this gap, this study presents data collected through a survey among enterprises operating in the food processing and garment sectors. Looking at labour issues in Myanmar from the perspective of employers leads to various findings. Labour turnover rates are high and often worker-driven. Lack of skilled labour is viewed as a major obstacle by many enterprises but only few of them invest...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Employment; Industry; Management; Skills and knowledge; Income

Keywords: Enterprise; Survey; Institutional characteristic; Labour turnover; Labour relations; Wage; Productivity; Hours of work; Working conditions; Policy implications; Human resources; Human resource development; Employers

Geographic subjects: Myanmar; Burma; Asia

Published: [Yangon, Myanmar]: Myanmar Center for Economic and Social Development, 2017

Physical description: xii, 50 p.

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ISBN: 9789221291701 (web PDF)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 142.106

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