Minimum Wage Advantages And Disadvantages

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The problem of set minimum national wage is widely discussed in both more developed and less developed countries. This actual problem may have a great impact on people’s lives and the economy at large. Therefore, there are various opinions on this question, especially on the minimum wage in such poor country as Uganda. On one hand, the set minimum wage is considered to protect the Ugandan people, the economy and the whole country itself from poverty and other related challenges such as starvation, diseases and death (Lang (2007); Dale (2006); Rubery (2003) et al.). However, the minimum wage cannot guarantee opportunities for better life and something apart merely from existence (Sunstein, 1997). In addition to these two views, Le Roux (2013) argues that the minimum national wage does not support in terms of sufficient protection.

According to the Constitution of Uganda, each Ugandan has right to be treated with dignity. Therefore, the minimum national wage, that is on average 19 dollar per month, is required to be one of the tools that ensures the realisation of the given right. For instance, the ILO submits the statistic that shows the difference in the percentage of poor citizens in different periods,
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But it is worth taking into account the facts that for better living and working conditions the government should undertake the appropriate reformation of the economy and working places, for instance, to debate the most urgent questions or to find the ideal minimum wage. Despite the fact, that almost all Ugandan citizens are employed, their wages and salaries cannot provide them with the opportunity to escape or avoid poverty. Moreover, it is referred to Ugandan women in particular, due to the fact that they cannot even receive any social

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