Should and can labour-surplus, middle-income economies pursue labour-intensive growth? The South African Challenge

 

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dc.contributor.author Nattrass, Nicoli
dc.contributor.author Seekings, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-25T09:47:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-25T09:47:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Nattrass, N., & Seekings, J. (2015). Should and Can Labour-surplus, Middle-income Economies Pursue Labour-intensive Growth?: The South African Challenge. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19175
dc.description.abstract South Africa's industrial policy rests on Michael Porter's logic of raising productivity to promote dynamic competitive advantage. Given high unemployment, however, a more Arthur Lewis-like emphasis on labour-intensive development is also appropriate. Contrary to conventional wisdom, evidence from sectors such as clothing shows that South African producers remain sufficiently competitive as long as minimum wages are not raised in pursuit of a Porterian strategy. The South African case suggests that it is both desirable and feasible for an industrialised labour-surplus, middle-income economy like South Africa to pursue a mix of strategies including the promotion rather than destruction of labour-intensive jobs. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.title Should and can labour-surplus, middle-income economies pursue labour-intensive growth? The South African Challenge en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-04-25T07:57:41Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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