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The changing nature of artisanal work and occupations: important for understanding labour markets

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-20T16:22:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-20T16:22:21Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9968
dc.description.abstract The social and political conditions within which artisans are required to work have shifted globally. The South African policy concern is to train bigger quantities and improve artisanal skills quality, while simultaneously providing more opportunities for young, black and women artisans. A concern for academia is how this shifting milieu will impact on our understanding of artisanal work and occupations and what implications should this have for further research. Using the concept of occupational boundaries, we investigate, at a micro level, real and perceived change to work in three artisanal trades. The study shows that while some elements have changed, the division of labour reinforces the traditional scope of artisanal work in relation to other occupational groups. The findings reconfirm the complex relationship between changes to work and the demand for skills, and importantly highlight the sociology of work as a critical but undervalued dimension in labour market analysis. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ARTISAN en
dc.subject LABOUR MARKET en
dc.subject SKILLS DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title The changing nature of artisanal work and occupations: important for understanding labour markets en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 33(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9321 en
dc.PageNumber 390-406 en
dc.outputnumber 8149 en
dc.bibliographictitle Wildschut, A. & Meyer, T. (2016) The changing nature of artisanal work and occupations: important for understanding labour markets. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. 33(3):390-406. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Wildschut, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Meyer, T. en


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