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Reducing inequality to promote growth: A proposed policy package

By: Econ3x3      1st February 2013 There is considerable theoretical and empirical evidence to support the assertion that inequality is bad for growth. In unequal societies it is... 

Minimum wages and compliance in South African agriculture

By: Econ3x3      23rd January 2013 Minimum wage policy in post-1994 South Africa has been pursued with the explicit aim of ensuring that workers in low-paid, vulnerable occupations... 

Is informality being disallowed by government? 

By: Econ3x3      22nd January 2013 South Africa’s economic policymakers have to confront the challenge of creating jobs to absorb the unemployed. The 2011 census reveals an... 

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Jobs growth from informal producers that supply the formal sector? The case for intermediaries

By: Econ3x3      21st January 2013 Government’s vision for the development of informal businesses(1) is that, with the right supply-side inputs (such as micro-credit, business and... 

The Jobs Fund and a youth wage subsidy: Design and implementation issues

By: Econ3x3      18th January 2013 The official (narrow) unemployment rate in South Africa continues to float around the 25% mark, failing to respond to a handful of policy... 

How structural inequality limits employment and self-employment in poor areas

By: Econ3x3      17th January 2013 Because unemployment in South Africa is at levels considered unthinkable in other parts of the world, it has been seen as something of a conundrum... 

The National Development Plan and exports as a catalyst to generate employment growth: Can it work?

By: Econ3x3      16th January 2013 The National Development Plan (NDP) is an ambitious initiative to address a range of social and economic issues. Topping the list are high... 

Who creates jobs, who destroys jobs? Small firms, large firms and labour market rigidity

By: Econ3x3      15th January 2013 Firm-level data for the period 2005 to 2011 indicate that job creation and destruction rates in South Africa are only slightly lower than among... 

Industrial policy and unemployment: Can South Africa do better in labour-demanding manufacturing?

By: Econ3x3      6th December 2012 In spite of policy statements prioritising labour-absorbing growth, de facto support has favoured heavy industry and been damaging for employment.... 

The unemployment debate is too fragmented to address the problem (December 2012) 

By: Econ3x3      6th December 2012 The debate on unemployment is fragmented into at least three sub-discourses, i.e. those of macroeconomists, labour economists and poverty analysts.... 

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