Labor Market Distortions in Cote d'Ivoire : Analyses of Employer-Employee Data from the Manufacturing Sector Kristensen, Nicolai Verner, Dorte 2012-03-30T07:29:01Z 2012-03-30T07:29:01Z 2008
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the extent and nature of distortions in the labor market in the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire by using quantile regression analysis on employer-employee data from the manufacturing sector. We found that the labor markets in Cote d'Ivoire do not seem to be much distorted. Unions may influence employment through tenure but do not seem to influence wages directly except for vulnerable minorities that seem protected by unions. Establishment-size wage effects are pronounced and highest for white-collar workers. This may be explained by the efficiency wage theory, so that, even in the absence of unions, segmentation and inefficiencies will still be present as long as firms seek to retain their employees by paying wages above the market clearing level. The inefficiency arising from establishment-size wage effects can be mitigated by education. Furthermore, the premium to education is found highly significantly positive only for higher education, and not for basic education, indicating that educational policies should also focus on higher education. en
dc.identifier.citation African Development Review/Revue Africaine de Developpement
dc.identifier.issn 10176772
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Human Capital
dc.subject Skills
dc.subject Occupational Choice
dc.subject Labor Productivity J240
dc.subject Wage Level and Structure
dc.subject Wage Differentials J310
dc.subject Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects J510
dc.subject Industry Studies: Manufacturing: General L600
dc.subject Industrialization
dc.subject Manufacturing and Service Industries
dc.subject Choice of Technology O140
dc.subject Economic Development: Human Resources
dc.subject Human Development
dc.subject Income Distribution
dc.subject Migration O150
dc.title Labor Market Distortions in Cote d'Ivoire : Analyses of Employer-Employee Data from the Manufacturing Sector en
dc.title.alternative African Development Review/Revue Africaine de Developpement en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 1057
okr.journal.nbpages 343-377
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Cote d'Ivoire
okr.volume 20
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