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How did hunger levels in the former homelands catch up with the rest of South Africa? A hundred years after the Land Act of 1913

How did hunger levels in the former homelands catch up with the rest of South Africa? A hundred years after the Land Act of 1913

By: Econ3x3      14th January 2014 A century after the Land Act of 1913, and 20 years after the abolition of homelands, differences in poverty persist between the former homeland... 

Why are foreign-run spaza shops more successful? The rapidly changing spaza sector in South Africa

By: Econ3x3      13th November 2013 This article examines the contrasting business models in the spaza shop sector, and compares foreign-run businesses with South African businesses.... 

The impact of youth employment incentives and wage subsidies: Results of a trial run

By: Econ3x3      29th October 2013 The Employment Incentive Tax Bill offers tax subsidies to firms to employ new young workers. An evaluation of the impact of a wage subsidy voucher... 

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The matric certificate is still valuable in the labour market

By: Econ3x3      15th October 2013 Increasing levels of youth unemployment and learners’ poor performance at school have led to claims that the matric certificate no longer has much... 

What caused the increase in unemployment in the late 1990s? Were education policies partly responsible?

By: Econ3x3      18th September 2013 In the late 1990s the Department of Education restricted the re-enrolment of over-aged learners and the number of times underperforming learners... 

The effect of basic infrastructure delivery on welfare in rural and urban municipalities.

By: Econ3x3      4th September 2013 Access to a comprehensive set of basic infrastructure services is essential to attain social development goals and ensure equal opportunity for all... 

Unlocking the growth and employment potential of business in the margins 

By: Econ3x3      13th August 2013 Marginalised businesses provide livelihood and income opportunities for a large section of the population. However, these businesses are not able... 

The significant decline in poverty in its many dimensions since 1993

By: Econ3x3      30th July 2013 The measurement of poverty should include dimensions of well-being that cannot be measured in monetary terms. Data on health, education and... 

Is the middle class becoming better off? Two perspectives

By: Econ3x3      16th July 2013 Two very different pictures emerge when one compares income changes of the relatively affluent ‘middle class’ with those of people in the literal... 

How do the non-searching unemployed feel about their situation? On the definition of unemployment

By: Econ3x3      26th June 2013 New evidence suggests that non-searching unemployed people are significantly less satisfied with their lives than people who are not economically... 

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