Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

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... 

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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... 

The impact of sectoral minimum wage laws in South Africa

By: Econ3x3      12th June 2013 The introduction of minimum wage laws in five non-agricultural sectors has not been associated with a significant loss in employment in the years... 

How much do unions and bargaining councils elevate wages?

By: Econ3x3      29th May 2013 Past studies have found that trade union members earn substantially higher wages than non-union workers. New results suggest a much lower union... 

How high is graduate unemployment in South Africa? A much-needed update

By: Econ3x3      13th May 2013 The frequently reported ‘crisis in graduate unemployment’ in South Africa is a fallacy based on questionable research. Not only is graduate... 

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