Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129460
Authors: 
Bhorat, Haroon
Naidoo, Karmen
Oosthuizen, Morné
Pillay, Kavisha
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/141
Abstract: 
This paper looks to uncover the growth traps and opportunities for the South African economy, with a focus on underlying labour market dynamics. We explore the potential of South Africa's demographic dividend. We also consider the structure of the labour market and the growth-employment interactions, which uncover the skills-biased labour demand path of the economy and a rising trend in the use of labour brokers to source temporary workers. Finally, we show a new labour market trend has emerged: a rise in the share of public sector employment along with higher conditional returns to public sector workers than to those in the private sector.
Subjects: 
South Africa
economic growth trap
labour market dynamics
skills-biased labour demand
demographic dividend
JEL: 
J11
J20
J45
L33
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-030-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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