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  • With each subsequent Wave, SALDRU commissioned a set of Discussion Papers; these analytical papers continue to focus on some of the important socio-economic issues in South Africa.
  • During 1992 the World Bank approached the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), School of Economics, University of Cape Town, to coordinate a study in South Africa called the Project on Statistics ...

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  • Branson, Nicola; De Lannoy, Ariane; Brynde, K (2019-02)
    This policy brief provides an overview of the evidence on the precarious connection between youth and the labour market in South Africa. Drawing on almost 10 years of data collected by the National Income Dynamics Study ...
  • De Lannoy, Ariane; Storme, Evelien; Mudiriza, Gibson; Smith, Charmaine (2018-07)
    More than two decades after South Africa’s transition to democracy, more than half of all young people between the ages of 15 to 24 in the country continue to live in income poverty. While progress has been made in ...
  • Lloyd, Neil; Leibbrandt, Murray (HSRC Press, 2018-03)
    Although South Africa’s informal sector is small compared to other developing countries, it nevertheless provides livelihoods, employment and income for millions of workers and business owners. Almost half of informal-sector ...

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