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International Trade and Labour Demand Elasticities: Is there Any Empirical Evidence from South Africa?

Abdulkader Cassim Mahomedy
There are various pathways through which the impact of trade openness may be transmitted to the labour market. This study explores a relatively new linkage identified by the literature: the impact on labour demand elasticities via a substitution effect through increased factor substitutability and/...
May 2013
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Trade liberalisation and labour demand within South African manufacturing firms

Lawrence Edwards and Alberto Behar
Using new detailed tariff data, wages disaggregated by skill level and firm level information, this paper ascertains the relationships between trade, technology and labour demand and investigates the effects of tariff changes on factor prices in South African manufacturing. We find evidence that...
Sep 2005
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