Winners and losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010

 

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dc.creator Cichello, Paul
dc.creator Leibbrandt, Murray
dc.creator Woolard, Ingrid
dc.date 2014-06-04T12:46:00Z
dc.date 2014-06-04T12:46:00Z
dc.date 2014
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T10:06:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T10:06:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-28
dc.identifier Cichello, P., Leibbrandt, M. & Woolard, I. (2014). Winners and Losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010, Development Southern Africa 31(1): 65-84
dc.identifier http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0376835X.2013.853612#.UxXt9fm4XzI
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/701
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/701
dc.description There is little empirical work in South Africa using panel data to describe employment and earnings dynamics. This paper contributes by describing labour-market transitions in South Africa between 2008 and 2010 for individuals aged 20 to 55 across two waves of nationally representative panel data. We find that women had more mobility than men into and out of the labour market and employment. However, women were less mobile between kinds of employment and across occupations. Casual employment was very unstable, with very few individuals remaining in this state. In contrast, there was little mobility out of regular employment into other kinds of employment. Average real earnings changes were positive for movements into regular employment and negative for movements into self-employment or casual employment. Strong movement out of semi-skilled occupations was striking, especially for males. In multivariate models, being the mother of young children was important in leaving regular employment.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Development Southern Africa
dc.subject NIDS
dc.subject Employment
dc.subject Earnings
dc.subject Labour market
dc.subject Panel data analysis
dc.subject Mobility
dc.title Winners and losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010
dc.type Journal Article
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department SALDRU en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - NIDS KW - Employment KW - Earnings KW - Labour market KW - Panel data analysis KW - Mobility LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Winners and losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010 TI - Winners and losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/701 ER - en_ZA


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