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Informal settlements: poverty traps or ladders to work?

Informal settlements: poverty traps or ladders to work?

By: Econ3x3      12th August 2015 Informal urban settlements have a poor reputation as hotspots of social unrest, squalor and crime. Yet there is another side to them: as... 

How effective is VAT zero rating as a pro-poor policy?

How effective is VAT zero rating as a pro-poor policy?  

By: Econ3x3      20th July 2015 In most countries with VAT, certain goods and services are zero rated to alleviate the tax burden on the poor. However, this may not be the most... 

A national minimum wage: moving the debate forward?

A national minimum wage: moving the debate forward?

By: Econ3x3      29th June 2015 The debate on a national minimum wage appears to occur in different universes. The main institutional protagonists – organised labour and the... 

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Domestic abuse of children severely reduces their educational achievement

Domestic abuse of children severely reduces their educational achievement

By: Econ3x3      22nd April 2015 Many South African children are maltreated in the home in some way, but we know little about the long-term effects of abuse on child development.... 

The national minimum wage debate: looking beyond a narrow focus on labour markets

The national minimum wage debate: looking beyond a narrow focus on labour markets

By: Econ3x3      17th March 2015 Most contributions to the debate on a national minimum wage adopt a narrow view of labour markets and accept that the structure of the economy will... 

The layout of the township economy: the surprising spatial distribution of informal township enterprises

The layout of the township economy: the surprising spatial distribution of informal township enterprises

By: Econ3x3      3rd March 2015 A small-area census of micro-enterprises in Cape Town townships reveals that informal enterprises are located throughout the township, including in... 

Technology, labour power and labour’s declining income share in post-apartheid South Africa

Technology, labour power and labour’s declining income share in post-apartheid South Africa

By: Econ3x3      17th February 2015 The share of labour in aggregate income in South Africa has declined significantly since 1993, while that of capital has increased. Concurrently,... 

Unpacking labour’s declining income share: manufacturing, mining and growing inequality

Unpacking labour’s declining income share: manufacturing, mining and growing inequality

By: Econ3x3      4th February 2015 While the share of capital increased, labour’s share of total income earned in South Africa fell significantly during the first two decades after... 

What is at issue in the minimum wage debate?

What is at issue in the minimum wage debate?

By: Econ3x3      20th January 2015 The debate about implementing a national minimum wage obscures the key point, which is the level at which a national minimum wage should be set. A... 

Should agriculture receive greater support as part of an inclusive growth strategy?

Should agriculture receive greater support as part of an inclusive growth strategy?

By: Econ3x3      26th November 2014 In developing countries, agricultural growth is generally employment intensive and pro-poor but this sector in South Africa has been subject to a... 

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