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    Minimum wage violations in Honduras

    This article studies minimum wage non-compliance in Honduras, a dual labor market with high wage floors that are weakly enforced. However, rather than just counting how many workers earn sub-minimum wages, it ...

    Andrés Ham

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:22

    Published on: 15 December 2015


    Does the minimum wage reduce wage inequality? Evidence from Thailand

    Most of the minimum wage literature in developing countries provides supporting evidence of its effectiveness in reducing wage inequality. Using minimum wage data from Thailand (1985–2010), I find rather mixed...

    Attakrit Leckcivilize

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:21

    Published on: 10 December 2015

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    Impact of minimum wage on gender wage gaps in urban China

    This paper provides evidence on whether the minimum wage (MW) has affected gender wage gaps in urban China. Several major conclusions emerge. First, from 1995 to 2007, the proportion of workers whose wages wer...

    Shi Li and Xinxin Ma

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:20

    Published on: 30 November 2015

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    Partial minimum wage compliance

    In many developing countries, a significant portion of the wage distribution is found below the legal minimum wage. In order to fully understand the nature of this non-compliance, we need to compare the counte...

    Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:18

    Published on: 16 November 2015

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    Compliance with legal minimum wages and overtime pay regulations in China

    We use a matched firm-employee data set to examine the extent of compliance with minimum wage and overtime pay regulations in Chinese formal sector firms. We find evidence that there is broad compliance with l...

    Linxiang Ye, TH Gindling and Shi Li

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:16

    Published on: 13 October 2015

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    Under-provision of private training by MENA firms: what to Do about It?

    This paper shows that firms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) provide training to their workers less frequently than firms in other regions and yet seem to be more in need of it. Utilizing firm level ...

    Zara Liaqat and Jeffrey B. Nugent

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:12

    Published on: 10 August 2015

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    Informal self-employment in Kazakhstan

    We use data from the Kazakhstan Labour Force Survey (KLFS) for the period 2006–2011 to examine factors that determine informality amongst self-employed men and women. In addition, the paper examines the respon...

    Altay Mussurov and G Reza Arabsheibani

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:9

    Published on: 26 June 2015

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    Investing in formal on-the-job training: are SMEs lagging much behind?

    In a modern economy, the investment in human capital by firms is crucial to foster technological adoption and foster productivity growth. This paper analyzes the correlation between firm size and the investmen...

    Rita K Almeida and Reyes Aterido

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:8

    Published on: 12 June 2015


    Court-ship, kinship and business: a study on the interaction between the formal and the informal institutions and its effect on entrepreneurship

    In this paper we theoretically and empirically examine how the interaction between the formal court system and the informal loan network affects a household’s decision to start a business. We find that when th...

    Tanika Chakraborty, Anirban Mukherjee and Sarani Saha

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:7

    Published on: 26 May 2015


    The effects of electrification on employment in rural Peru

    We study the effects of a rural electrification program on employment in Peru. Taking advantage of the program’s roll-out across districts over time, we adopt differences-in-differences and fixed-effects strat...

    Rosamaría Dasso and Fernando Fernandez

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2015 4:6

    Published on: 15 May 2015

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    Conditional cash transfer and informality in Brazil

    This study analyses the impact of Bolsa Família (a Brazilian conditional cash transfer programme) in the allocation of labour inputs regarding formal and informal activities. The methodology relies on a discon...

    Ana Luiza Neves de Holanda Barbosa and Carlos Henrique Leite Corseuil

    IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014 3:37

    Published on: 31 December 2014

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