University of Cape Town, South Africa
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Labor economics, economic and social history
Researcher, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town (2012–current); Junior Lecturer, Economic History, University of Cape Town; Researcher, Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), Ahmedabad, India
Masters, Applied Economics, University of Cape Town, 2011; Masters, Economic and Social History, University of Oxford, 2012
"Estimating the impact of minimum wages on employment, wages, and non-wage benefits: The case of agriculture in South Africa." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96:5 (2014): 1402–1419 (with H. Bhorat and R. Kanbur).
"Minimum wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A primer." World Bank Research Observer 32:1 (2017): 21–74 (with H. Bhorat and R. Kanbur).
"Partial minimum wage compliance." IZA Journal of Labor & Development 4:1 (2015): 1–20 (with H. Bhorat and R. Kanbur).
Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants and Consequences: Resource Dependence and Inequality in Africa: Impacts, Consequences and Potential Solutions. UNDP Africa Reports No. 267645, 2017 (with H. Bhorat, G. Chelwa, and K. Naidoo).
Non-compliance with labor legislation is widespread and this has critical implications for understanding labor markets in developing countriesCompliance 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.MoreLess