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Title:Towards employment-intensive growth in South Africa
Editor:Black, AnthonyISNI
Year:2016
Pages:375
Language:English
City:Cape Town
Publisher:UCT Press
ISBN:1775820076; 9781775820079; 9781775821663
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:employment
unemployment
politics
economic development
Abstract:Since its democratic transition, South Africa has largely failed in addressing poverty and inequality. The main culprit has been massive and growing unemployment. Focusing on the growth path of the economy, this book takes as point of departure that the economy as a whole needs to become more labour-intensive. The volume examines how to bring about changes in the economic structure and pattern of development that lead to a reduction of the unemployment rate. Contributions: Part 1: Overview. Ch. 1: Introduction: employment intensive growth (Anthony Black); Ch. 2: Employment centered policies in an international context (Rolph van der Hoeven); Ch. 3: The South African unemployment debate: a basis for consistent policy on employment? (Frederick C.v.N. Fourie). Part 2: Employment and the structure of the economy. Ch. 4: Employment outcomes and earnings in post-apartheid South Africa (Haroon Bhorat and Natasha Mayet); Ch. 5: Sectoral dimensions of employment intensity (Fiona Tregenna); Ch. 6: Inequality traps and human capital accumulation in South Africa (Miquel Pellicer & Vimal Ranchhod). Part 3: The rural sector. Ch. 7: Contemporary agrarian transformation and rural development: large-scale land Investments and the question of labour (Wang Chunyu, Saturnino M. Borras Jr. and Carol Hunsberger); Ch. 8: The penumbra of employment: impoverished rural livelihoods in South Africa (David Neves and Andries du Toit); Ch. 9: Is there a case for greater support for agriculture? (Anthony Black, Beatrice Conradie and Hein Gerwel). Part 4: Policies for employment. Ch. 10: International experience in assisting youth find jobs and lessons for South Africa (Cecil Mlatsheni); Ch. 11: wage subsidies and employment creation in South Africa (Justine Burns, Kalie Pauw and Lawrence Edwards); Ch. 12: Public employment and inclusive growth: unlocking the transformative power of labour (Kate Philip). Part 5: Employment and the manufacturing sector. Ch. 13: Capital intensive industrialisation, comparative advantage and industrial policy (Anthony Black and Reviva Hasson); Ch. 14: Institutions, wage differentiation and the structure of employment in South Africa (Nicoli Nattrass & Jeremy Seekings); Ch. 15: The Limits of co-operation in a divided society: the political economy of South Africa's garment and textile industry (Mike Morris and Brian Levy). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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