Saturday, April 22, 2023

Chinese Companies in Angola and Ethiopia Pay Wages Comparable to Other Firms

 Quartz published on 19 April 2023 an article titled "A Surprising Finding about How Chinese Companies Pay in Africa" by Cassie Werber.

Chinese companies have earned a reputation for paying local workers badly in comparison to other companies.  A recent academic study found the reputation is undeserved.  The study suirveyed workers in manufacturing and construction at Chinese-owned and other foreign owned firms in Angola and Ethiopia, as well as at locally owned businesses.  There is no clear evidence that Chinese firms consistently pay less than comparator firms in the same country.