Author: Phillip F. Blaauw

“Sometimes you don't make enough to buy food” - an analysis of South African street waste pickers’ income
In this paper we use income data of 873 street waste pickers in Sou...
28 April 2016
Working Paper
Sometimes you don’t make enough money to buy food: An analysis of South African street waste pickers income
One of the aims of the National Development Plan (NDP) is the eradi...
12 April 2016
Policy Brief
“I would rather have a decent job”: Barriers preventing street waste pickers from improving their socioecon...
As a result of the high levels of unemployment in South Africa many...
9 February 2015
Working Paper
Happy in the Informal Economy? A Case Study of Well-Being Among Day Labourers in South Africa
Past research provided evidence of the negative effect that individ...
22 March 2013
Working Paper
Day labourers, unemployment and socio-economic development in South Africa
One of the most visible forms of unemployment is the men who stand ...
3 October 2012
Policy Paper
Micro-evidence on day labourers and the thickness of labour markets in South Africa
The South African labour market is characterised by sharp segmentat...
26 September 2012
Working Paper