Minimum Wages and Poverty in Developing Countries : Some Empirical Evidence

  title={Minimum Wages and Poverty in Developing Countries : Some Empirical Evidence},
  author={Nora Claudia Lustig and Darryl McLeod},
INCREASED E MPH A S IS on job creation in developing countries has focused attention on institutional rigidities, such as minimum wage laws. In particular, many Latin American governments seeking to become more competitive in the international arena are targeting labor market rigidities as impediments to reform and job creation. Interestingly, some governments are moving in the opposite direction, as their major OECD trading partners in the North seek to impose “fair labor standards” as a 

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