Labour

A major focus of RESEP labour research is to produce robust quantitative analysis on issues of unemployment and (minimum) wages, the teaching profession, and labour market decision making.

Working Papers: Labour

The value of reference letters

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2017

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2017 Publication date: June 2017 Abstract: We show that reference letters from former employers alleviate information asymmetries about workers’ skills…

July 16, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF

The South African informal sector (1997 – 2006)

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2008

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2008 Abstract: According to the 2006 September Labour Force Survey, approximately 22% of the employed (excluding domestic workers and agricultural…

October 17, 2017 By: Hassan Essop, Derek Yu PDF

The South African labour market: 1995 – 2006

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2008

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2008 Abstract: Given the importance of the labour market to economic activity in any country, it is important to correctly…

October 17, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF