Sustainable Growth

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Author(s) Claire Vermaak
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8A: Wage Dynamics"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of the Witswatersrand
  • Author(s) Gareth Roberts; Natasha Suchecki
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7A: Survey Data Quality Assessments"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Author(s) Darma Mahadea
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 6A: Subjective Measures of Welfare"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Kate Philip
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Sesssion 5B: Employment Opportunities and Outcomes"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Author(s) Yoonyoung Cho; David Newhouse
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 4B: The Global Crisis and Poverty Outcomes"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation MERSETA
  • Author(s) Salim Akoojee
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 2A: Scarce Skills"

  • 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 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Evans K. Chinembiri
This study seeks to model the effects of trade on employment in South Africa in a Labour Demand framework. The study uses aggregated data, as opposed to a number of studies that have used either factor content or growth accounting approaches. The paper specifically seeks to determine the extent to which imports, exports,…"
Published in SADC Trade Development

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation NB Ideas In association with Indego Consulting and Strategies for Change
  • Author(s) TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa. Growth has been inadequate, the skills level requirement of new jobs is continually rising, current skills among the workforce are low and inadequate numbers of low end, unskilled jobs are being created. Finding mechanisms to address this challenge is a key to South…"

  • 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
  • Organisation University of Free State
  • Author(s) Frikkie Booysen
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The adverse micro- and macroeconomic impacts of the HIV and AIDS epidemic is relatively well documented. With the advent of the free provision of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the public sector, the focus in research on the economics of HIV and AIDS has shifted toward determining how ART may ameliorate the adverse economic…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
  • Author(s) Gregory John Lee;Ralitza Dobreva
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
One of the most pervasive trends in contemporary South African business is the substitution of alternative work forms for full-time, permanent employment. Part-time work and external contracting are used extensively by firms, ostensibly to adjust to altering work conditions. However, relatively little is understood about the process, context and contingencies of these substitutions.…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) NB Ideas with Strategies for Change and Indego Consulting
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This document is part two of a three part report on employment intermediation. Part one provides an overview of the sector, internationally and nationally, and part three captures the recommendations for further work towards strengthening the sector. In this second part of that report, seven case studies of existing employment intermediation services in…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Overstrand Municipality
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Local Labour Promotion Project (hereafter LLPP) has been developed internally within the Overstrand Municipality which is situated in the Overberg District of the Western Cape Province. The LLPP was developed initially in 2005 to deal with the high level of municipal services arrears owed by unemployed debtors in the area and was…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) NB Ideas with Strategies for Change and Indego Consulting
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa. Growth has been inadequate, the skills level requirement of new jobs is continually rising, current skills among the workforce are low and inadequate numbers of low end, unskilled jobs are being created. Finding mechanisms to address this challenge is a key to South…"

  • Year 2004
  • Author(s) Peter Glick; Francois Roubard
  • Countries and Regions Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa)
This study seeks to understand the labor market (employment and earnings) and gender impacts of the dramatic recent expansion of the export processing zone (the Zone Franche) in urban Madagascar. It is distinguished from most earlier empirical analysis of this subject by its use of micro data collected annually over the 1995-2002 period,…"

  • Year 2006
  • 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 benefits to tertiary…"

  • Year 2006
  • 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 evidence for the…"

  • Year 2005
  • Author(s) Jorn Rattso; Hildegunn Stokke
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper integrates two mechanisms of economic growth barriers to international spill-overs and skill-biased effects on the income distribution. South Africa (SA) is an interesting case study because of dramatic changes in international barriers over time and policy focus to productivity and distribution. Barriers affect the balance between innovation and adoption in the…"

  • Year 2005
  • Author(s) Tom Hertz
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Minimum wages have been in place for South Africa's one million domestic service workers since November of 2002. Using data from seven waves of the Labour Force Survey, this paper ocuments that the real wages, average monthly earnings, and total earnings of all employed domestic workers have risen since the regulations came into…"
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