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What affects job retention and job creation: reservation wages or reservation what?

What affects job retention and job creation: reservation wages or reservation what?

By: Econ3x3      2nd July 2018 Unemployment research typically inquires how to generate more jobs and how to keep workers working. Researchers often probe the reservation wage... 

Informal enterprise ownership: the importance of previous employment experience

Informal enterprise ownership: the importance of previous employment experience

By: Econ3x3      12th June 2018 Enterprises in the informal sector are known to have a precarious existence. The economic value and survival of an informal enterprise depend on... 

The sudden jump in the unemployment rate in 2015: Is there a break in the QLFS data?

The sudden jump in the unemployment rate in 2015: Is there a break in the QLFS data?

By: Econ3x3      17th May 2018 This article argues that there is a time-series break in StatsSA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in the first quarter of 2015. The principal... 

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Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

By: Econ3x3      17th April 2018 Moving to a city in search of work seems to pay off for many poor people in the countryside. Data that track changes over time indicate that as... 

Meeting food security needs in very poor households in the Eastern Cape: the role of own agricultural production

Meeting food security needs in very poor households in the Eastern Cape: the role of own agricultural production

By: Econ3x3      8th February 2018 Small-scale agriculture evokes strong views in terms of both its current and potential roles in rural development. We examine how many (or few)... 

Poor land governance stifles rural development and have knock-on effects in urban areas

Poor land governance stifles rural development and have knock-on effects in urban areas 

By: Econ3x3      24th November 2017 Several researchers in the REDI3x3 project focused on poverty in rural areas in the Eastern Cape, which contains two former apartheid homelands,... 

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

By: Econ3x3      4th October 2017 Calculating the earnings Gini coefficient with survey data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) may lead to an underestimation of... 

Reservation wages found in surveys can be very misleading

Reservation wages found in surveys can be very misleading

By: Econ3x3      12th September 2017 The responses of unemployed workers to the typical survey question about their ‘lowest acceptable wages’ are susceptible to error and... 

Land and property rights: 'title deeds as usual' won’t work

Land and property rights: 'title deeds as usual' won’t work 

By: Econ3x3      25th August 2017 Renewed emphasis in policy discourses on systematic land titling to solve insecure tenure in South Africa is understandable. A staggering two... 

The former Transkei and Ciskei homelands are still poor, but is there an emerging dynamism?

The former Transkei and Ciskei homelands are still poor, but is there an emerging dynamism?

3rd August 2017 The dominant perspective on the economic situation of the former homelands is that long-term, deliberate neglect has left a durable legacy of... 

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