Contextualising informality in the South African labour market indicators of the limits to evidence-based research?

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Fryer
KEYWORDS: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE, LABOUR MARKET
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9143

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Abstract

This is the task to which this paper addresses itself: how do we begin to understand informality (and related concepts like unemployment) in context? This is vitally important considering how significant informality (particularly informality at the base of buyer-driven commodity chains) is becoming.