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Replication data for: High Unemployment Yet Few Small Firms: The Role of Centralized Bargaining in South Africa

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1
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Dataset
Creator
  • Magruder, Jeremy R.
Publication Date
2012-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    South Africa has very high unemployment, yet few adults work informally in small firms. This paper tests whether centralized bargaining, by which unionized large firms extend arbitration agreements to nonunionized smaller firms, contributes to this problem. While local labor market characteristics influence the location of these agreements, their coverage is spatially discontinuous, allowing identification by spatial regression discontinuity. Centralized bargaining agreements are found to decrease employment in an industry by 8-13 percent, with losses concentrated among small firms. These effects are not explained by resettlement to uncovered areas, and are robust to a wide variety of controls for unobserved heterogeneity. (JEL J52, K31, L25, O14, O15)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.4.3.138 (Text)
Publications
  • Magruder, Jeremy R. “High Unemployment Yet Few Small Firms: The Role of Centralized Bargaining in South Africa.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4, no. 3 (July 2012): 138–66. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.4.3.138.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.4.3.138 (DOI)

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Magruder, Jeremy R. (2012): Replication data for: High Unemployment Yet Few Small Firms: The Role of Centralized Bargaining in South Africa. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113823V1