English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: ‘Two Million Net New Jobs’: A Reconsideration of the Rise in Employment in South Africa, 1995-2003 Daniela Casale; Colette Muller; Dorrit Posel

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/3742
Physical Description
  • preprint
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • ‘Two Million Net New Jobs’: A Reconsideration of the Rise in Employment in South Africa, 1995-2003
Author
  • Daniela Casale
  • Colette Muller
  • Dorrit Posel
Physical Description
  • preprint
Notes
  • In this paper we investigate labour market trends in South Africa between October 1995 and March 2003. In particular, we evaluate the South African governments claim that over this period, the economy created two million net new jobs. Using the same household survey data as that used to generate official employment estimates, we also find an almost two million net increase in employment. However, we show that this increase is likely to have been inflated by changes in data capture and definitions of employment over the years, and that the real increase may be considerably less, with a lower bound of approximately 1.4 million jobs. We argue further that the rise in employment over the period must be evaluated in the context of a dramatically larger growth in labour supply and therefore rising rates of unemployment, declining real earnings, and an increase in the number of the working poor, particularly among Africans.
  • South Africa: labour market trends, rising rates of unemployment, declining real earnings, working poor
  • RePEc:ctw:wpaper:9625
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

Other links

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment