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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 1999): Minimum Wage - Overseas

FAIRNESS OF MINIMUM WAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

R. A. Lotriet

International Journal of Social Economics, vol.26, 1999, p.900-914

Addresses the issue of minimum wages from an ethical point of view. Suggests that minimum wages should not be paid without considering the productivity levels of the workers involved. There should certainly not be any "free lunch" in a low productivity economy such as South Africa.

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