Evidence on the impact of minimum wage laws in an informal sector: Domestic workers in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Dinkelman, Taryn
dc.contributor.author Ranchhod, Vimal
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-30T14:00:16Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-30T14:00:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Dinkelman, T. & Ranchhod, V. (2012). Evidence on the impact of minimum wage laws in an informal sector: Domestic workers in South Africa, Journal of Development Economics, 99(1): 27-45. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00346764.2011.632321#.U7Fr3fmSz9V
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304387811001210
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/756
dc.description.abstract What happens when a previously uncovered labor market is regulated? We exploit the introduction of a minimum wage in South Africa and variation in the intensity of this law to identify increases in wages for domestic workers and no statistically significant effects on employment on the intensive or extensive margins. These large, partial responses to the law are somewhat surprising, given the lack of monitoring and enforcement in this informal sector. We interpret these changes as evidence that strong external sanctions are not necessary for new labor legislation to have a significant impact on informal sectors of developing countries, at least in the short-run. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Development Economics en_US
dc.subject Domestic workers en_US
dc.subject Minimum wage legislation en_US
dc.subject Labour market legislation en_US
dc.subject Informal sector en_US
dc.subject Developing economy markets en_US
dc.title Evidence on the impact of minimum wage laws in an informal sector: Domestic workers in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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