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Impact of minimum wages on formal employment in Kenya

Damiano Kulundu Manda

Impact of minimum wages on formal employment in Kenya

by Damiano Kulundu Manda

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Published by Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDamiano Kulundu Manda, George Kipng"etich Kosimbei, Bernadette Wanjala.
SeriesKIPPRA discussion -- no. 67
ContributionsKosimbei, George., Wanjala, Bernadette.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 35 p. :
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23156477M
ISBN 109966777156
LC Control Number2008349293

Economic implications of minimum wage implementation Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Page 5 of 14 increase in the minimum wage, these low-wage workers will have to increase their productivity to match the new increased wage, or they will be retrenched.   Minimum Wage Increase Opposed as Kenya Sets to Mark Labour Day By Soko Directory Team / May 1, | am The Kenyan government has declared Monday, May 2, a public holiday to allow Kenyans to celebrate Labour Day .

This paper tests the impact of the Costa Rican minimum wage policy on wage inequality and the level of employment in the formal sector (covered by minimum wage legislation) and the informal (uncovered) sector. We also examine the redistributive effects of the minimum wage, between the covered sector and the uncovered sector. This study provides empirical evidence on the impact of a minimum wage increase on employment, wages, and expenditures of workers in the formal sector who have wages below the minimum level in Vietnam. Using the difference-in-differences with propensity score matching and Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys and , the paper finds that the minimum wage increase reduced employment.

Minimum wage is one of the most studied topics in economics. This paper examines some of the most important issues related to the effects of raising minimum wage, based on new contributions in theoretical and empirical research, roughly since Our purpose was to find in the literature an explanation for the recent raise of minimum wage, in Author: Silvia Mărginean, Alina Ştefania Chenic. of the employment effects of minimum wages, assessing the quality of each study and focusing on those that are most reliable [2], [3]. Studies focusing on the least skilled were highlighted, as the predicted job destruction effects of minimum wages were expected to be more evident in those studies. Reflecting the greater variety of methods andFile Size: KB.


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Impact of minimum wages on formal employment in Kenya by Damiano Kulundu Manda Download PDF EPUB FB2

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "March " Description: v, 35 pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. Series Title: KIPPRA discussion, no. Minimum Wages and Employment in Kenya 4 3. Theory and Empirical Outcomes of Minimum Wages 8 Theoretical Aspects 8 Empirical Literature 11 4.

Model Specification 15 The Model 15 Data 18 5. Results 19 Long-run Regression Results 21 Short-run Regression Results 24 6. Conclusion 27 References 28 Appendix In Kenya, wage restraint policies in form of minimum wages can be traced back to through the minimum wage regulation and wage guidelines (Republic of Kenya, ).

Minimum wages have been regulated through the general, agricultural and sectoral wage councils. The wage. In Kenya, there has been increased debate on the impact of minimum wage increases and pay disparities between sectors.

Long-term differences in earnings across sectors and different regions (urban and rural) are reflected through higher poverty rates in rural areas, especially among wage : Tabitha Mwangi, Florence Nelima Simiyu, Lulit Mitik Beyene, Albert Onderi.

Our estimates indicate that a 10 percent point increase in the minimum to median wage ratio could be associated with a decline in the share of formal employment of between percentage points and an increase of between points in the share of self-employment.

According to the Act, wages can be calculated on hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on the type of contract. The Act requires the employer to pay a worker his wages in legal tender (Kenya Shillings) during the working hours at or near the place of work on agreed pay day in cash, cheque.

If size of informal sector is large (in Pakistan, informal sector is around 74% of total economy while in India, it is claimed to be more than 90%), raising the minimum wage will not impact a large number of workers and thus its overall beneficial impact will be limited.

In this period, the average real minimum wage increased by %, while the average real wage increased by %. With the coefficient () from Table 4, column (1), this yields a contribution of the real minimum wage of about % to the increase in average formal sector by: 3.

minimum wages are found to have very little, or no, effect on overall employment in emerging economies.1 While the review finds that more vulnerable groups (e.g.

youth, the low-skilled, and low-wage workers) are more adversely affected by increases in the minimum wage, the size of the impact File Size: KB. introduction of a minimum wage in South Africa and variation in the intensity of this law to identify increases in wages and formal contract coverage, and no signi cant e ects on employment on the intensive or extensive margins for domestic workers.

These large, partial responses to theCited by: Working Hours. Days per week specified: ; Hours per week specified: 52; The general working hours are 52 per week, but the normal working hours usually consist of 45 hours of work per week, that is Monday to Friday 8 hours each and 5 hours on Saturday under the special Orders for different sectors subsidiary to the Regulations of Wages and Conditions of Employment Act, Cap Downloadable.

In Kenya, there has been increased debate on the impact of minimum wage increases and pay disparities between sectors. Long-term differences in earnings across sectors and different regions (urban and rural) are reflected through higher poverty rates in rural areas, especially among wage earners.

This study evaluates the effects of minimum wages on labor and its impact on : Tabitha Mwangi, Florence Nelima Simiyu, Lulit Mitik Beyene, Albert Onderi.

Formal Employment, Informal Employment and Income Differentials in Urban China Guifu, Chen and Shigeyuki, Hamori Xiamen University, Kobe University September Online at MPRA Paper No.

posted 30 Sep UTCFile Size: KB. Downloadable. This paper examines the performance of minimum wage legislation in Kenya, both in terms of its coverage and enforcement as well as in terms of their implications for wages and employment.

Our findings based on the /99 labor force data – the last labor force survey available – indicate that minimum wages, which, in principle, apply to all salaried employees, were better. This paper studies the effects of minimum wages on informal and formal sector wages and employment in Indonesia between and Applying fixed-effects.

The Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment. In its proposal to increase the minimum wage, the Clinton administration and some scholars have claimed that employment would not be adversely affected.

Other research supports the widespread consensus among economists that a higher minimum wage means fewer jobs. In South Africa, sectoral studies show mixed effects of minimum wages on employment: positive effects in low wage sectors such as domestic services, retail and security, with some indication of.

The three groups in the ordered probit are: non-compliant (w = 0), near-compliant (w = 1) and compliant (w = 2) and we defined near compliant as having a wage 10% below the minimum or less. In columns (3) and (4), we compute the predictions taking into account the impact Cited by: Entry No: Undergraduate Page 5 of 4.

IMPACT OF A NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE ON EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME INEQUALITY. The general consensus that a national minimum wage has a negative impact on employment is subject to serious Size: KB. Cowan et al. () and Montenegro and Pagés () find negative effects of an increase in minimum wages in Chile.

Gindling and Terrel () analyze the effect of multiple minimum wages–much like in Kenya— on employment in Costa Rica. They find that a 10 percent increase reduces formal employment by 1 %.

Rama () studies. Recent research on employment effects of minimum wages The earliest studies of the employment effects of minimum wages used only national variation in the U.S. minimum wage. They found elasticities between − and − for teens ages 16–19, and File Size: 86KB.national minimum wage, particularly for developing countries (Coleman, ).

The implementation of the national minimum wage within Brazil led to the creation of about 17 million formal jobs in the period (Coleman, ) and consequently higher levels of earnings for Size: KB.To shed more light on the employment results, minimum wage effects were estimated for different sectors of employment: formal sector, informal sector, and self-employment.

8 These results are found in Table 7 where only the minimum wage coefficients are reported. 9 Note that the estimations are performed using the sample of all individuals of Cited by: 2.