Fighting Poverty: Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa

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Addressing the challenges of poverty and inequality in South Africa, this book uses new techniques to measure and analyze the nature and function of vulnerability in the labor market and the links between labor market participation and household poverty and inequality. Also investigated are current social and labor market policies and the implications of current antipoverty policies and strategies. Finally, proposals for the development of new and effective strategies and policies to fight poverty in South Africa are offered.
 

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Contents

Understanding Contemporary Household Inequality in South Africa
21
Measuring Poverty in South Africa
41
Correlates of Vulnerability in the South African Labour Market
74
Modelling Vulnerability and Low Earnings in the South African Labour Market 707
108
Household Incomes Poverty and Inequality in a Multivariate Framework
130
Public Expenditure and Poverty Alleviation Simulations for South Africa
155
Social Policy to Address Poverty
171
Contemporary Labour Market Policy and Poverty in South Africa
205
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Haroon Bhorat is the director of the development policy research unit at the University of Cape Town. Murray Leibbrandt is a professor in the department of economics at the University of Cape Town. Muzi Maziya is an independent researcher, specializing in labor markets and socioeconomic issues. Servaas van der Berg is a professor in the department of economics at the University of Stellenbosch. Ingrid Woolard is a senior lecturer in the department of economics and economic history at the University of Port Elizabeth.

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