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Working PaperProduct market competition and the labour market: Evidence from South Africa
We study the relationship between product market competition and labour market outcomes in South Africa. We combine firm-level data from tax records with individual-level data from the labour force survey...product market competition Tax data Unemployment
Book ChapterMacroeconomic Perspective on Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsUnemployment Labour market State
Working PaperA macroeconomic perspective on Asian development
Macroeconomic strategies and policies have differed significantly among Asian countries over the last fifty years, and yet some common issues recur despite their immense diversity in inherited historical initial conditions, differences in political s...Unemployment Labour market State
Working PaperEmployer characteristics and youth employment outcomes in the formal sector in South Africa: Assessment using administrative tax data
Through the use of administrative tax data, this study attempts to identify the characteristics of firms that employ relatively large numbers of young people...Tax administration data Firm level Firm behaviour
Book ChapterThe Success of Learnerships :: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEconomic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book ChapterEducation Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationEducation Finance (Education) Population
Book ChapterYoung People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa
From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of MarginalizationAgriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Working PaperSouth African Labour Market Transitions During the Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Micro-Level Evidence
This paper studies individual-level labour market transitions and their determinants in South Africa during the zenith and aftermath of the global financial and economic crisis using 2008 to 2010-2011 panel data from the National Income Dynamics Stud...Econometric models (Economic development) Financial crisis Labor market
Working PaperYoung People, Agriculture, and Employment in Rural Africa
This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture...Agriculture Economic development Entrepreneurship
Journal ArticleIntroducing carbon taxes in South Africa
South Africa is considering introducing a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...Carbon tax Income distribution Public welfare
Working PaperEducation Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Technical, vocational education, and training has remained an explosive topic because it can create a divided society in terms of education and the benefits associated with it...Education Finance (Education) Population
Working PaperThe Success of Learnerships?: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme
Vocational training programmes, like South Africa’s learnership programme, which combine classroom learning and on-the-job training seem like the type of intervention which can create skills, get young people into jobs quicker, and reduce youth...Economic aspects (Education) Human capital Unemployment
Book ChapterMacroeconomic Policies, Growth, Employment, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEconomic development Equality and inequality Macroeconomics
Working PaperState-Building Through Neotrusteeship: Kosovo and East Timor in Comparative Perspective
Why do some states, with foreign assistance, transition from ‘fragile’ to ‘robust?’ Scholars in state-building have argued that neotrusteeship is an effective strategy by which external organizations might build post-conflict ...Conflict management Crime Economic assistance and foreign aid