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The original criticisms of the Adcorp Employment Index

By: Econ3x3      20th February 2013 Adcorp’s estimated unemployment rate is so low that it disposes of the unemployment crisis. But Adcorp uses a crude currency-demand method to... 

Adcorp’s employment and unemployment figures are not taken seriously by researchers – yet they can do much harm

By: Econ3x3      12th February 2013 Adcorp’s unemployment figures are derived from weak research and is repeated too often by gullible journalists. Based on a flawed methodology and... 

How will a job-search subsidy create jobs?

By: Econ3x3      6th February 2013 It is well known that the price of transport is high in South Africa. These high costs are a barrier to individuals searching for work and applying... 

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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... 

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... 

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