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Title:Factors associated with employment status among graduates in South Africa
Author:Akinyemi, O.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:26
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:77-91
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:labour market
unemployment
graduates
Economics, Commerce
Job creation
Labor market
Labor policy
Labor supply--Effect of education on
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v026/26.2.akinyemi.pdf
Abstract:Using the March 2007 labour force survey data from Statistics South Africa, this paper focuses on graduate unemployment with an attempt to identify factors associated with unemployment among graduates in South Africa. First, it is observed that though young women suffer more unemployment than young men in general, the gap between male and female unemployment is narrowing. Second, - in terms of skill training and field of study -, the labour market can no longer absorb new graduate labour market entrants, despite the fact that the new entrants are getting better education. Third, in terms of job location, Western Cape and Gauteng take the lead in employment opportunities while Limpopo and Eastern Cape are first in the number of not economically active labour force participants, and Northern Cape takes the lead in unemployment. Government programmes for job creation and reduction of unemployment among graduates are not adequate. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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