The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Crankshaw, Owen en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Petersen, Hayley en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-01T12:34:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-01T12:34:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Petersen, H. 2010. The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10829
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 76-78). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Within the context of Cape Town, the study shows that barriers with regard to job access, such as transit and information barriers, concerning job opportunities or vacancies, can be and are overcome. Data were gathered through interviews conducted within the city of Cape Town with employees, owners and managers within the low-skilled employment sector. The use of informal social networks is shown to be frequently used within the low-skilled sector, by both employers and employees. Information concerning job vacancies and opportunities for the low-skilled, low-wage workforce are thus passed on through networks. The fact that job seekers, who are part of an employment-rich network regardless of space or distance between home and where work is located, have a better chance of job acquisition is also illustrated. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sociology en_ZA
dc.title The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Petersen, H. (2010). <i>The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10829 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Petersen, Hayley. <i>"The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10829 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Petersen H. The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology, 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10829 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Petersen, Hayley AB - Within the context of Cape Town, the study shows that barriers with regard to job access, such as transit and information barriers, concerning job opportunities or vacancies, can be and are overcome. Data were gathered through interviews conducted within the city of Cape Town with employees, owners and managers within the low-skilled employment sector. The use of informal social networks is shown to be frequently used within the low-skilled sector, by both employers and employees. Information concerning job vacancies and opportunities for the low-skilled, low-wage workforce are thus passed on through networks. The fact that job seekers, who are part of an employment-rich network regardless of space or distance between home and where work is located, have a better chance of job acquisition is also illustrated. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access TI - The spatial mismatch hypothesis and Cape Town : a qualitative study on overcoming the barriers to job access UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10829 ER - en_ZA


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