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dc.contributor.authorBadaoui, Elianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorStrobl, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Frank A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:24:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:24:16Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34531-
dc.description.abstractWe 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_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3151en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInformal sectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordwage penaltyen_US
dc.subject.keywordSouth Africaen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwSüdafrikaen_US
dc.titleIs there an informal employment wage penalty? Evidence from South Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn552644641en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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