‘ Two Million Net New Jobs ’ : A Reconsideration of the Rise in Employment in South Africa , 1995-2003

  title={‘ Two Million Net New Jobs ’ : A Reconsideration of the Rise in Employment in South Africa , 1995-2003},
  author={Daniela Casale},
In this paper we investigate labour market trends in South Africa between October 1995 and March 2003. In particular, we evaluate the South African government’s claim that over this period, the economy created two million net new jobs. Using the same household survey data as that used to generate official employment estimates, we also find an almost two million net increase in employment. However, we show that this increase is likely to have been inflated by changes in data capture and… CONTINUE READING

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