Quotation Foster-McGregor, Neil, Isaksson, Anders, Kaulich, Florian. 2015. Foreign Ownership and Labour in Sub-Saharan African Firms. African Development Review (Revue africaine de développement) 27 (2): S. 130-144.


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We examine whether foreign-owned firms pay higher wages and have higher employment than domestically owned firms using survey data from 19 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Our results indicate that foreign-owned firms pay higher average wages than domestically owned firms, with the wage premium found to be higher for white-collar workers. We find little evidence of a positive employment effect of foreign ownership, though the evidence suggests a positive employment effect of Chinese ownership on workers in manufacturing.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal African Development Review (Revue africaine de développement)
Language English
Title Foreign Ownership and Labour in Sub-Saharan African Firms
Volume 27
Number 2
Year 2015
Page from 130
Page to 144
Reviewed? Y
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8268.12129/abstract
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8268.12129

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Kaulich, Florian (Details)
External
Foster-McGregor, Neil (United Nations University -- Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institut, Netherlands)
Isaksson, Anders (United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO))
Organization
Institute for International Economics and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
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