Inequality and Economic Inclusion

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation ITAC
  • Author(s) Moses Obinyeluaka
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 3: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 2 The Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region has enormous potential to exploit its large reservoir of natural and agricultural resources through diversifying its resources from a predominantly agrarian to an industrial base. There is now consensus among African leaders and stakeholders that this is a path to…"

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2014, South Africa remained one of the most unequal countries in the world, an outlier by global standards in terms of both overall inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient and levels of joblessness. For proponents of industrialisation as central to long-term development, this situation raises two questions. First, how does manufacturing…"

  • Year 2013
  • Organisation Development Policy Research Unit
  • Author(s) DPRU
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper looks at the role that potential poverty-reducing impact that the CWP could have is expanded. While acknowledging that there are significant non-monetary impacts, the focus is on measuring the impact that earning the CWP wage would have on household poverty and inequality. (The Employment Promotion Programme (EPP) Research)"

  • Year 2012
  • Author(s) Fiona Tregenna; Mfanafuthi Tsela
Unemployment and earnings inequality in South Africa have declined in recent years, while the trend in overall income inequality is unclear. Inequality and unemployment both remain at extremely high levels by historical and international standards. There has been a very close relationship between trends in unemployment and earnings inequality in recent years. The…"
Sunday, 21 August 2011

Asset inequality

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
The promise of asset-based approaches to poverty, as well as its limitations can be summarised with reference to the popular idiom: “teach a person to fish, rather than giving him a fish”. If the idiom were a development programme or project, it would aim to undertake two interventions (i.e. 1. training a person…"

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Kate Philip
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In the face of a long-standing unemployment crisis that increasingly threatens social and economic stability, employment has at last taken centre stage in South African policy, and with this, focus is shifting to the structural constraints on employment creation within the economy. The New Growth Path, approved by Cabinet in November 2010, starts…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Author(s) Mfundo Mbashe
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Access to adequate water and sanitation services in South Africa still remain a pipe dream for the millions who are trapped at the bottom of the class structures in the country. The poverty stricken communities living in Townships such as Motherwell, everyday long for water services infrastructure to be built in their places…"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation SALDRU, University of Cape town
Session 3A: Social Grants, State Expenditure and Welfare Outcomes"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Stellenbosch University
  • Author(s) Marisa Coetzee
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 3A: Social Grants, State Expenditure and Welfare Outcomes"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Stellenbosch University
  • Author(s) Carlos Maia; Servaas Van der Berg
  • Countries and Regions Mozambique
Session 2B: Inflation Dynamics"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation DPRU, University of Cape Town; Cornell University; DPRU, University of Cape Town
  • Author(s) Haroon Bhorat; Ravi Kanbur; Natasha Mayet
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8A: Wage Dynamics"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Statistics South Africa
  • Author(s) Rashad Cassim
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7A: Survey Data Quality Assessments"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation AMERU, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Author(s) Shaista Amod; Neil Rankin; Gareth Roberts
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 5B: Employment Opportunities and Outcomes"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Human Sciences Research Council
  • Author(s) Ivan Turok
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 5A: Poverty and Household Welfare"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation International Labour Office; American University; International labour Organisation
  • Author(s) Davis Kucera; Leanne Roncolato; Erik Von Uexkull
  • Countries and Regions India, South Africa
Session 1B: The Financial Crisis: Global and Regional Impacts"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Haroon Bhorat; Carlene van der Westhuizen; Toughedah Jacobs
South Africa has historically been ranked as one of the most unequal societies in the world, and while the country has experienced sustained positive economic growth since 1994, the impact of this growth on poverty, and particularly inequality, has been disappointing. Analysis using data from the 1995 and 2000 Income and Expenditure Surveys…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Paul Benjamin; Nicole Yazbek
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) a third of the global workforce is either unemployed or underemployed barely eking out a living through informal work; selfemployment or as wage workers involved in precarious employment. International competitive pressures have led to a restructuring of organizations toward decentralized production networks and employment relationships. A…"

  • Year 2008
  • Author(s) Chris Williams, Niel van Zyl
The systematic failure of post-settlement support in South African land reform has been identified as a major contributing variable to the approximated 50 percent failure rate  of new land reform projects.  In spite of this dismal record, government increasingly finds itself under immense political pressure to speed up land reform efforts in order…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
  • Author(s) Oliver Schwank;Michael Wild
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa has a peculiar industrial structure given its factor endowments: production is capital intensive in sectors and concentrated in capital intensive sectors despite an abundance of unskilled labour. Part of the reason for this phenomenon lies in the development process of South African industry: it grew around the mining sector and its…"
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