|Type||Book Section - Part I History, political economy, and key challenges: Chapter 7 Unemployment in South Africa|
|Title||The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
This chapter examines the reasons behind South Africa's high unemployment rates. After an analysis of unemployment trends and patterns, it discusses alternative explanations of the country's employment problems, with a focus on structural causes arising from historical and institutional factors. It also looks at microeconomic explanations of open unemployment based on the functioning of the labour market.
|»||South Africa - Post Apartheid Labour Market Series 1993-2019|