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Working Paper
Globalization and gender inequality: Evidence from South Africa

Inequality has been rising in most countries for several decades, with negative consequences for social cohesion and economic growth. Substantial gender wage gaps contribute significantly to overall wage inequality...

gender wage gap International trade Linked employer-employee data
Research Brief
The impact on jobs and earnings of offshoring in South Africa

The success of an economy’s manufacturing sector is often critical to economic growth and development...

offshoring Firm-level data Linked employer-employee data
Working Paper
Worker mobility and productivity spillovers: An emerging market perspective

This paper uses matched employer-employee data from South Africa to examine the extent to which technology transfers between firms through the hiring of workers...

Technology transfer Linked employer-employee data Spillovers
Working Paper
Offshoring within South African manufacturing firms: An analysis of the labour market effects

In South Africa, the manufacturing sector—important for growth and employment creation—has shown declining growth, poor productivity performance, decreased labour demand, and increased imports of intermediate goods (offshoring activities)...

offshoring Firm-level data Linked employer-employee data
Working Paper
Earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector: The role of firms, education, and top incomes 1994–2015

This paper documents the evolution and the determinants of earnings inequality in the Brazilian formal sector from 1994 to 2015, using establishment level data. In 2015, schooling explained 33 per cent of overall inequality...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Inequality
Working Paper
The gender gap, education, and the life cycle profile in the Brazilian formal labour market

We study the trajectory of the gender gap over time and over the life cycle, using a matched employer-employee data from the formal labour market in Brazil...

Earnings inequality Linked employer-employee data Education
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