Is there an informal employment wage penalty? Evidence from South Africa

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Show simple item record Walsh, Frank Badaoui, Eliane Strobl, Eric 2008-05-30T16:28:47Z 2008-05-30T16:28:47Z Copyright 2008 by The University of Chicago en 2008-04
dc.identifier.citation Economic Development and Cultural Change en
dc.identifier.issn 0013-0079
dc.description.abstract We estimate the wage penalty associated with working in the South African informal sector. To this end we use a rich data set on non-self employed males that allows one to accurately distinguish workers employed in the informal sector from those employed in the formal sector and link individuals over time. Implementing various econometric approaches we find that there is a gross wage penalty of a little over 18 per cent for working in the informal sector. However, once we reduce our sample to a group for which we can reasonably calculate earnings net of taxes and control for time invariant unobservables the wage penalty disappears. en
dc.format.extent 4304 bytes
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press en
dc.relation.isversionof Badaoui, E., Strobl, E. and Walsh, F. (2007) Is There An Informal Employment Wage Penalty? Evidence from South Africa (IZA Discussion Paper No. 3151). Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor en
dc.rights All rights reserved en
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dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject Informal sector en
dc.subject Wage penalty en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject.classification J31 en
dc.subject.classification O17 en
dc.subject.lcsh Informal sector (Economics)--South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Wages--South Africa en
dc.title Is there an informal employment wage penalty? Evidence from South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Walsh, Frank en
dc.internal.authorurl en
dc.internal.authorcontactother en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0024 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 56 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 683 en
dc.identifier.endpage 710 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1086/533550
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Frank|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Badaoui|Eliane|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Strobl|Eric|aut|

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