Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa
Bhorat, Haroon; Naidoo, Karmen; Oosthuizen, Morne; Pillay, Kavisha | June 2016
This paper looks to uncover the growth traps and opportunities for the South African economy, with a focus on underlying labour market dynamics. We explore the potential of South Africa’s demographic dividend. We also consider the structure of the labour market and the growth-employment interactions, which uncover the skills-biased labour demand path of the economy and a rising trend in the use of labour brokers to source temporary workers. Finally, we show a new labour market trend has emerged: a rise in the share of public sector employment along with higher conditional returns to public sector workers than to those in the private sector.
CitationBhorat, Haroon; Naidoo, Karmen; Oosthuizen, Morne; Pillay, Kavisha. 2016. Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa. © Brookings India. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/7520.
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