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dc.contributor.authorKhamis, Melanieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:54:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:54:55Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009011973en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35654-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates a puzzle in the literature on labor markets in developing countries: labor legislations not only have an impact on the formal labor market but also an impact on the informal sector. It has even been argued that the impact on the informal sector in the case of the minimum wage is stronger than on the formal sector. Using quasi-experiments of minimum wage changes and thereby exploiting geographical variation of the minimum wage bite, I find evidence for this hypothesis. Informal workers, workers without social security contribution, experienced significant wage increases when the minimum wage was raised while formal workers did not. This result highlights that non-compliance with one labor legislation, the social security contribution, does not necessarily imply non-compliance to other labor laws such as the minimum wage.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3911en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMinimum wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinformal economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordquasi-experimentsen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleDoes the minimum wage have a higher impact on the informal than on the formal labor market? Evidence from quasi-experimentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589770268en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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