Fighting Poverty: Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa
Juta and Company Ltd, 2001 - Political Science - 252 pages
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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adult equivalent African females African households African labour market African male agriculture analysis apartheid Asian average Bhorat capita income chapter contribution correlation decomposition definition of unemployment Development distribution domestic workers dummy variable earnings function economic effects employed employment Employment Equity estimates expenditure factors figures formal sector Gauteng Gini coefficient growth higher household income household poverty IADB impact important income inequality income source increased individuals informal sector KwaZulu-Natal labour force labour market participants levels median models Mpumalanga narrow definition Northern Cape occupational poor households poverty and inequality poverty gap poverty line poverty measures poverty shares probit Province PSLSD quantile race groups racial relative remittances rural areas sample schooling secondary self-employed self-employment shows significant skills social assistance social security South Africa South African labour Statistics South Africa subgroups survey Table tertiary Theil-T transfers unem unemployed unregistered vulnerability wage income Western Cape x-bar