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The impact of sectoral minimum wage laws on employment, wages, and hours of work in South Africa

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  • Haroon Bhorat

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  • Ravi Kanbur

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  • Natasha Mayet

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C21, J23, J30, J31, J38. Copyright Bhorat et al.; licensee Springer. 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal IZA Journal of Labor & Development.

Volume (Year): 2 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 1-27

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Keywords: Minimum wage; South Africa; Wage; Employment; Hours of work;

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  1. Brown, Charles & Gilroy, Curtis & Kohen, Andrew, 1982. "The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Employment and Unemployment," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 20(2), pages 487-528, June.
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  1. Loughrey, Jason & Donnellan, Trevor & Hanrahan, Kevin & Hennessy, Thia, 2013. "Agricultural Labour Market Flexibility in the EU and Candidate Countries," Factor Markets Working Papers 161, Centre for European Policy Studies.
  2. Sudip Ranjan Basu & Yusuke Tateno, . "Minimum wage policies to boost inclusive growth," MPDD Policy Briefs PB16, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  3. Bhorat, Haroon & Naidoo, Karmen & Yu, Derek, 2014. "Trade unions in an emerging economy: The case of South Africa," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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