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Unemployment in South Africa, 1995-2003: Causes, Problems and Policies.

Abstract:

This paper examines an issue of overwhelming importance in South Africa--unemployment and its rise. It explains the factors behind the sharp rise in unemployment in the post-apartheid period, investigates the role of labour legislation and the system of labour market governance, evaluates the impact of the government's active labour market policies, identifies the knowledge gaps about the functioning of the labour market and draws some policy prescriptions. It analyses unemployment using hous...

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Geeta Kingdon More by this author
John Knight More by this author
Volume:
GPRG-WPS-010
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2005-01-05
URN:
uuid:1f193b2b-724c-4f24-b741-f5eea786f926
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14073
Language:
English

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