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The effects of minimum wage hikes on employment and wages in Viet Nam’s micro, small, and medium enterprises

Very little is known about the extent to which wage and employment offsetting behaviours change by firm size to mitigate the detrimental effects of minimum wage regulation...

Minimum wage Employment Wages
Working Paper
Firm-level determinants of earnings in the formal sector of the South African labour market

Labour market analysis in the South African context provides a relatively robust understanding of the individual characteristics that influence wage differentials across workers (i.e...

Administrative data Tax Firm level analysis
Working Paper
Labour demand and the distribution of wages in South African manufacturing exporters

This paper contributes to the understanding of the linkages between exporting, labour demand, and wages in South Africa...

Exporters Firm-level analysis Labour demand
Working Paper
Gender matters: Private sector training in Vietnamese SMEs

In many developing countries the skill base is a cause of concern with respect to international competition. Firm-provided training is generally seen as an important tool for bridging the skills gap between labour force and private sector demand...

Training Wages SME
Working Paper
Links between foreign direct investment and human capital formation: Evidence from the manufacturing sector in India

This paper is related to the literature on the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the labour market of host countries...

Foreign Direct Investment Human capital Labour demand
Working Paper
Affirmative action policies and the evolution of post-apartheid South Africa’s racial wage gap

Racial wage inequality and discrimination have pervaded South African society for centuries. Apartheid legislation cemented these disparities by institutionalizing white job reservation and many other unfair practices...

Discrimination in employment Equality and inequality Labor
Journal Article
Structural Transformation, Biased Technological Change and Employment in Vietnam

Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...

Economic development Economic growth Labor
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)

UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...

Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
Blog
Economic Lessons from Recent Research for Achieving SDG8

This article is part of UNU’s “ 17 Days, 17 Goals ” series, featuring research and commentary in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, 25-27 September 2015 in New York City...

Business enterprises Capital investments Economic assistance and foreign aid
Blog
Malawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap

Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...

Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
Blog
Regional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum

The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...

Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
Working Paper
Structural transformation, biased technological change, and employment in Vietnam

Employment in Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia has grown more slowly than GDP over the last several decades. This means GDP per capita is rising...

Economic development Economic growth Labor
Book Chapter
Trade Unions in South Africa

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2. As an upper middle-income country within Africa, South Africa often attracts specific interest in terms of its economic growth and development dynamics...

Industrial relations Labor market Labor unions
Blog
Inequality in Latin America and the Importance of Data - An Interview with Nora Lustig

In this interview Professor Nora Lustig , Samuel Z...

Education Equality and inequality Fiscal policy
Working Paper
Spillover Effects of International Standards: Work Conditions in Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises

Most studies focus on trade effects and organizational outcomes of international standards, neglecting the effect of standards on employees...

Labor contracts Labor policy Small business
Working Paper
On the Effects of Formalization on Taxes and Wages: Panel Evidence from Vietnam

Based on a unique panel dataset consisting of both formal and informal firms surveyed every other year from 2005 to 2013, this paper explores the benefits of formalization to the government and firm employees in Vietnam...

Factor proportions Informal sector (Economics) Taxation
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