Deepening Democracy through Access to Information


Creating jobs, reducing poverty I: Why the informal sector should be taken seriously and enabled properly

26th July 2018 It is not uncommon to find researchers and commentators viewing informal-sector participants as being without aspirations or entrepreneurial... 

What affects job retention and job creation: reservation wages or reservation what?

2nd July 2018 Unemployment research typically inquires how to generate more jobs and how to keep workers working. Researchers often probe the reservation wage... 

Informal enterprise ownership: the importance of previous employment experience

12th June 2018 Enterprises in the informal sector are known to have a precarious existence. The economic value and survival of an informal enterprise depend on... 


The sudden jump in the unemployment rate in 2015: Is there a break in the QLFS data?

17th May 2018 This article argues that there is a time-series break in StatsSA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in the first quarter of 2015. The principal... 

Does moving to a city mean a better life? New evidence

17th April 2018 Moving to a city in search of work seems to pay off for many poor people in the countryside. Data that track changes over time indicate that as... 

Meeting food security needs in very poor households in the Eastern Cape: the role of own agricultural production

8th February 2018 Small-scale agriculture evokes strong views in terms of both its current and potential roles in rural development. We examine how many (or few)... 

Poor land governance stifles rural development and have knock-on effects in urban areas

24th November 2017 Several researchers in the REDI3x3 project focused on poverty in rural areas in the Eastern Cape, which contains two former apartheid homelands,... 

Are we measuring poverty and inequality correctly? Comparing earnings using tax and survey data

4th October 2017 Calculating the earnings Gini coefficient with survey data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) may lead to an underestimation of... 

Reservation wages found in surveys can be very misleading

12th September 2017 The responses of unemployed workers to the typical survey question about their ‘lowest acceptable wages’ are susceptible to error and... 

Land and property rights: 'title deeds as usual' won’t work

25th August 2017 Renewed emphasis in policy discourses on systematic land titling to solve insecure tenure in South Africa is understandable. A staggering two... 

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