Low wage work in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Altman
KEYWORDS: ECONOMIC GROWTH, LOW INCOME POPULATION
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 4258

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Abstract

This paper offers some initial thoughts about the emerging character of the 'working poor' in South Africa, and the implications for economic policy. The theme is particularly relevant for economies whose cost structures are not well aligned to promoting meaningful economic participation.