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The size and sources of economic rents in a developing country manufacturing labour market

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  • Francis Teal

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The potential sources of rent to labor in a developing country urban labor market are considered in this paper. The data set used enables the relative importance of unions, firm size, profitability, ownership, and firm age to be assessed on the basis of cross-section evidence. It is shown that all these factors affect earnings. A panel-data-based estimation of the importance of the profitability term provides strong support for a rent-sharing theory of wage determination in a developing country similar to much recent evidence for developed country labor markets. Copyright 1996 by Royal Economic Society.

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Paper provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford in its series CSAE Working Paper Series with number 1995-06.

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Date of creation: 1995
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Publication status: Published in Economic Journal, 106(437), July 1996, pp.963-969
Handle: RePEc:csa:wpaper:1995-06

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