Unemployment, Employment and Labour-Force Participation in Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain


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dc.creator Nattrass, Nicoli
dc.date 2013-10-01T07:49:51Z
dc.date 2013-10-01T07:49:51Z
dc.date 2002-10
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T10:06:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T10:06:23Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-28
dc.identifier 0-7992-2138-4
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/630
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/630
dc.description This paper provides a rough guide to the labour force in Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain with a particular focus on unemployment. The task is partly conceptual (a discussion is provided on statistical norms for measuring unemployment) and partly empirical. Data is drawn from the 2000/2001 Khayelitsha Mitchell's Plain (KMP) survey, which was designed mainly to explore various dimensions of labour market attachment amongst African and coloured people in Cape Town. This survey covered the magisterial district of Mitchell's Plain which includes the African townships of Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Langa; it is not a representative sample of the Cape Town metropolitan area but rather of working class (predominantly African and coloured) Cape Town. In the discussion that follows, reference is made to the questionnaire. The Stata 'do file's (which generated the results) are available on request. Part 1 of the paper outlines the standard labour force approach to labour statistics and points to areas where standard definitions can usefully be extended or supplemented. Part 2 continues the discussion, but with reference to employment and unemployment in KMP. A distinction is drawn between the strict and broad definitions of unemployment and an intermediate definition of unemployment (which includes active job seekers and those seeking jobs exclusively through social networks) is introduced. Part 3 examines the nonlabour- force participants. Part 4 expands the scope of the labour force by adjusting some of the statistical requirements used in earlier approaches. Using this expanded approach, Part 5 continues the exploration of different dimensions of unemployment.
dc.description Grateful thanks are due to Dudley Horner, of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit of the University of Cape Town, for his help with analysing and cleaning the data.
dc.language en
dc.publisher CSSR and SALDRU
dc.relation CSSR/SALDRU Working Paper;12
dc.subject Unemployment
dc.subject Employment
dc.subject Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain Survey
dc.title Unemployment, Employment and Labour-Force Participation in Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain
dc.type Working Paper
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Working Paper 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 - Working Paper DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Unemployment KW - Employment KW - Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain Survey LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Unemployment, Employment and Labour-Force Participation in Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain TI - Unemployment, Employment and Labour-Force Participation in Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/630 ER - en_ZA

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