Annual Forum Papers

TIPS/DPRU Forum 2006: Accelerated and Shared Growth in South Africa (3)

  • Year 2006
  • Publication Author(s) Dorrit Posel and Rosa Dias
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper investigates the relationship between education and unemployment in post-apartheid South Africa, and probes the argument that employment growth has been inhibited particularly by skills constraints. We use probit regression analysis to show that higher education protected against unemployment in both 1995 and 2003, and that overall, the relative…
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  • Year 2006
  • Publication Author(s) J.W. Fedderke and Z. Bogetic
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Empirical explorations of the growth and productivity impacts of infrastructure have been characterized by ambiguous (countervailing signs) results with little robustness. A number of explanations of the contradictory findings have been proposed. These range from the crowd-out of private by public sector investment, non-linearities generating the possibility of infrastructure overprovision,…
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  • Year 2006
  • Publication Author(s) Steven F Koch and Simon Ssekabira Ntege
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper empirically contributes towards the debate between the human capital and screening theories. Using South Africa's September 2004 Labour Force Survey data, and after controlling for self-selection, the weak and strong versions of screening hypothesis are tested. The honour's degree, and certificates or diplomas got without grade twelve, provide…