Understanding occupational choices of low-skilled workers in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Mncwango, M.Visser, S.Ngandu, A.Paterson
KEYWORDS: EMPLOYMENT CREATION, LABOUR MARKET, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9425

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Abstract

This policy brief explores some attitudinal factors based on work-seekers' reflections on the most valued job attributes that affect workseekers' labour market behaviour. It also recommends revisions of current labour market policies to incorporate the role of attitudinal factors. Such revisions could lead to improved policy outcomes.