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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... 

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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.... 

Is Marikana a forerunner of national labour market instability and disruption? (December 2012)

By: Econ3x3      5th December 2012 The tragic events at Marikana raise the question whether the events and subsequent developments are indicative of a fundamental change in labour... 

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