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A review of labour markets in South Africa: low-waged and informal employment in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-25 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-30T08:17:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-30T08:17:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6437
dc.description Commissioned by SIDA, October en
dc.description.abstract This paper forms one component of a larger project of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to assess the state of knowledge of the labour market in South Africa, and to identify research gaps. Our paper has two primary objectives: to outline the extent and incidence of low-waged employment in South Africa and to review the literature on informal employment, one important component of low-waged employment. We begin by provided a statistical overview of low-waged employment using the Labour Force Survey of March 2000 and March 2004. Based on these data, we summarise the trends in low-waged employment. In Part two, we focus on informal employment in South Africa, and discuss some of the conceptual and statistical literature and apply it to the South African context. Part three provides trends on informal employment. Part four, using a unique panel drawn from the Labour Force Survey, provides analysis of some of the linkages between informal employment and other labour market statuses, including unemployment. Finally, in Part five, based both on our analysis of low-waged employment and on the review of the informal economy, we offer some suggestions for a research agenda. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject WAGES en
dc.subject LABOUR MARKET en
dc.subject INFORMAL SECTOR en
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT en
dc.title A review of labour markets in South Africa: low-waged and informal employment in South Africa en
dc.type Research report-client en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4205 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1297 en
dc.outputnumber 2752 en
dc.bibliographictitle Valodia, I., Lebani, L. & Skinner, C. (2005) A review of labour markets in South Africa: low-waged and informal employment in South Africa. (Commissioned by SIDA, October). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6437 en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Valodia, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Lebani, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Skinner, C. en


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