Jobs and the budget: easing poverty and unemployment

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Altman
KEYWORDS: EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNANCE, GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE, JOB CREATION, POVERTY ALLEVIATION
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/March-2010/jobs-budget
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6292
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4320

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Abstract

Over the past year or two, politicians have promised a 'developmental state', 'paradigm change', a 'new growth path', and 'decent work'. These forceful words demonstrate a desire by government to ease South Africa's widespread poverty and unemployment. The national budget is the clearest expression of government's policy intentions, writes MIRIAM ALTMAN.