Foreign Ownership and Labour in Sub-Saharan African Firms

Neil Foster-McGregor, Anders Isaksson, Florian Kaulich

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftForschungBegutachtung

Abstract

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.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)130 - 144
FachzeitschriftAfrican Development Review (Revue africaine de développement)
Jahrgang27
Ausgabenummer2
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2015

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