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Type Working Paper - DPRU Working Paper 05/93
Title The post-apartheid South African labour market
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Issue 05/93
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 1-61
URL http://www.sarpn.org/documents/d0001256/P1442-Apartheid_SA_April2005.pdf
Abstract
Since the demise of apartheid, the South African economy has undergone significant changes with the government implementing various policies aimed at redressing the injustices of the past, fleshing out the welfare system and improving competitiveness as the country becomes increasingly integrated into the global economy. These policies have, directly or indirectly, impacted on the labour market and, consequently, on the lives of millions of South Africans. This paper provides an analysis of some of the important changes that have occurred in the South African labour market since 1994. The paper presents the broad changes in employment, unemployment and labour force participation, finding substantial increases in unemployment and labour force participation rates for all race and gender groups.

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Bhorat, Haroon, and Morné Oosthuizen. "The post-apartheid South African labour market." DPRU Working Paper 05/93 , no. 05/93 (2005).
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