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Compliance with labor laws in developing countries

Haroon Bhorat (), Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix

IZA World of Labor, 2019, No 80v2, 80

Abstract: Compliance with minimum wage laws and non-wage conditions of employment often depends on labor market specific factors. In developing countries, many workers still earn less than the legal minimum and lack access to mandated non-wage benefits. Enforcement has not kept up with regulation growth and compliance has not been measured from a multidimensional perspective. Such an approach would help to understand the impact of institutional variables and country-specific approaches on the level of labor law violation. The difference between de facto and de jure regulation remains particularly pertinent in countries where compliance is low.

Keywords: legislated minimum wages; developing countries; index of violation; enforcement; compliance; ALMPs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 J23 J30 J31 J38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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