Estimating the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment, Wages, and Non-Wage Benefits: The Case of Agriculture in South Africa

Assessments of the impact of minimum wages on labor market outcomes in Africa are relatively rare. In part this is because the available data do not permit adequate treatment of econometric issues that arise in such assessments. This paper, however, attempts to estimate the impact of introducing a m...

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Volume: 96
Main Author: Bhorat, Haroon
Kanbur, Ravi
Stanwix, Benjamin
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: CARY Oxford University Press 01.10.2014
published in: American journal of agricultural economics Vol. 96; no. 5; pp. 1402 - 1419
Data of publication: 20141001
ISSN: 0002-9092
EISSN: 1467-8276
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: The authors would like to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their extremely valuable comments. Comments from participants at seminars in Washington DC at The World Bank, the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) Economic Development in Africa Conference at Oxford University, and the 2012 World Bank/Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) Employment and Development Conference in Delhi, have also been helpful. This work was supported by the International Development Research Centre under Grant No. 106260‐001, entitled Minimum Wage Legislation, Enforcement and Labour Outcomes: Argentina, Costa Rica and South Africa.
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