|Book Section - Part I History, political economy, and key challenges: Chapter 7 Unemployment in South Africa
|The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy
|Oxford University Press
This chapter examines the reasons behind South Africa's high unemployment rates. After an analysis of unemployment trends and patterns, it discusses alternative explanations of the country's employment problems, with a focus on structural causes arising from historical and institutional factors. It also looks at microeconomic explanations of open unemployment based on the functioning of the labour market.
|South Africa - Post Apartheid Labour Market Series 1993-2019