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Demand and Supply of Labor: General

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Addressing low labour utilisation in South Africa

Christopher Loewald, Konstantin Makrelov and Andreas Wörgötter
South Africa’s stubbornly low labour utilisation rate is an international outlier and a heavy brake on the ambitions for growth and redistribution published in various strategic policy strategies (National Planning Commission 2013). More immediately, low labour utilisation is a major obstacle to...
Jun 2021
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Labor supply responses to large social transfers: Longitudinal evidence from South Africa

Cally Ardington, Anne Case and Victoria Hosegood
The South African old-age social pension has been much studied by both researchers and policy makers, in part for the larger lessons that might be learned about behavioral responses to cash transfers in developing countries. In this paper, we quantify the labor supply responses of prime-aged...
Sep 2007
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