Revisiting informal employment and segementation in the South African labour market.

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dc.creator Heintz, James.
dc.creator Posel, Dorrit.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-13T12:16:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-13T12:16:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/2677
dc.description Accepted for publication by The South African Journal of Economics 76(1)2008. The definitive version is available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2008.00153.x/pdf on Wiley Online Library. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study revisits the definition of informal employment, and it investigates the puzzle of high open unemployment co-existing with relatively limited informal employment in South Africa. We estimate earnings equations using data from the September 2004 Labour Force Survey and present evidence of persistent earnings differentials not only between formal and informal employment, but also between types of informal employment. These persistent earnings differentials are suggestive of complex segmentation in the South African labour market and challenge the presentation of informal employment as an undifferentiated residual with no barriers to entry or mobility. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Informal sector (Economics)--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Unemployment--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Labour market--South Africa. en_US
dc.title Revisiting informal employment and segementation in the South African labour market. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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