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Should agriculture receive greater support as part of an inclusive growth strategy?

Should agriculture receive greater support as part of an inclusive growth strategy?

By: Econ3x3      26th November 2014 In developing countries, agricultural growth is generally employment intensive and pro-poor but this sector in South Africa has been subject to a... 

Enabling growth: redistribution priorities for South Africa

Enabling growth: redistribution priorities for South Africa

By: Econ3x3      12th November 2014 If the National Development Plan is to be effectively implemented, we need clarity about the mechanisms through which growth and redistribution can... 

Redistribution is part of the toolkit to promote growth

Redistribution is part of the toolkit to promote growth

By: Econ3x3      7th October 2014 A recent IMF study of several countries provides robust evidence that a high level of income inequality weakens the prospects of sustained economic... 

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How inclusive is economic growth in South Africa?

How inclusive is economic growth in South Africa?

By: Econ3x3      10th September 2014 While everybody seems to favour the pursuit of inclusive growth, this concept is rarely clearly defined in the policy debate. Inclusive growth is... 

How the old age pension is helping young people from rural areas find jobs

How the old age pension is helping young people from rural areas find jobs

By: Econ3x3      31st July 2014 It is important to know whether a social grant such as the old age pension eases financial constraints in rural areas, thereby allowing young men... 

Do poor children really benefit from the child support grant?

Do poor children really benefit from the child support grant?

By: Econ3x3      10th July 2014 The child support grant has been praised as one of the government’s most successful anti-poverty programmes. The rapid extension of the grant... 

More financial aid is not the best way to close the racial gap in tertiary education

More financial aid is not the best way to close the racial gap in tertiary education

By: Econ3x3      19th June 2014 South Africa’s large racial gap in enrolment in tertiary education can be attributed to the widely varying quality of primary and secondary... 

Poverty may have declined, but deprivation and poverty are still worst in the former homelands

Poverty may have declined, but deprivation and poverty are still worst in the former homelands

By: Econ3x3      27th May 2014 Former homeland areas continue to have significantly higher levels of deprivation and poverty than the rest of South Africa. Of all the former... 

Poverty may have declined, but women and female-headed households still suffer most

Poverty may have declined, but women and female-headed households still suffer most

By: Econ3x3      12th May 2014 Amidst a decline in general poverty rates since 2000, women and people living in female-headed households still are significantly worse off. Women... 

Enforcement and compliance: the case of minimum wages and mandatory contracts for domestic workers

Enforcement and compliance: the case of minimum wages and mandatory contracts for domestic workers

By: Econ3x3      14th April 2014 Given South Africa’s small formal labour market and high unemployment, it is important to know whether the regulation of an informal employment... 

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