Winners and losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010

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dc.contributor.author Cichello, Paul
dc.contributor.author Leibbrandt, Murray
dc.contributor.author Woolard, Ingrid
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-04T12:46:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-04T12:46:00Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Cichello, P., Leibbrandt, M. & Woolard, I. (2014). Winners and Losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010, Development Southern Africa 31(1): 65-84 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0376835X.2013.853612#.UxXt9fm4XzI
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/701
dc.description.abstract There is little empirical work in South Africa using panel data to describe employment and earnings dynamics. This paper contributes by describing labour-market transitions in South Africa between 2008 and 2010 for individuals aged 20 to 55 across two waves of nationally representative panel data. We find that women had more mobility than men into and out of the labour market and employment. However, women were less mobile between kinds of employment and across occupations. Casual employment was very unstable, with very few individuals remaining in this state. In contrast, there was little mobility out of regular employment into other kinds of employment. Average real earnings changes were positive for movements into regular employment and negative for movements into self-employment or casual employment. Strong movement out of semi-skilled occupations was striking, especially for males. In multivariate models, being the mother of young children was important in leaving regular employment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Development Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject NIDS en_US
dc.subject Employment en_US
dc.subject Earnings en_US
dc.subject Labour market en_US
dc.subject Panel data analysis en_US
dc.subject Mobility en_US
dc.title Winners and losers: South African labour market dynamics between 2008 and 2010 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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