DPRU researchers regularly publish their work in both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals, books and reports.They also routinely deliver papers at conferences and seminars, participate in workshops and panel discussions, and occasionally contribute to blogs and online opinion forums

DPRU research staff regularly contribute to published book volumes, including a number co-edited by Prof. Haroon Bhorat, for e.g.:


2024

Just Transition and the Labour Market in South Africa: Measuring Individual and Household Coal Economy Dependence

Bhorat, H., Kupeta, T., Martin, L. and Steenkamp, F.
Oxford Martin School Report, 20 March 2024.

Digital economy; Foresight Africa 2024

Bhorat, H. and Signé, L.
Brookings Institution | Global Economy and Development Report, Chapter 5. January 23, 2024.

2023

 

The effect of wage subsidies on job retention in a developing country: Evidence from South Africa

Köhler, T., Bhorat, H. and Hill, R.
WIDER Working Paper 114/2023, UNU-WIDER, Sept 2023.

South Africa: employment and inequality trends

Bhorat, H., Lilenstein, K., Oosthuizen, M. and Thornton, A.
Chapter 6, pp 89-108. In: Tasks, skills, and institutions: The changing nature of work and inequality. Edited by Carlos Gradín, Piotr Lewandowski, Simone Schotte, and Kunal Sen.Oxford University Press. June 2023. ISBN: 9780192872241.

Asmal, Z., Bhorat, H., Ranzani, M. and Paci, P. 
Journal of African Economies. Published: 25 April 2023.

 

Technological Change in the Insurance Sector in South Africa: Disruption with the Potential for Social Good in a Developing Country Context?

Asmal, Z., Bhorat, H., Martin, L.C. and Rooney, C.
In: Globalising, digitising and changing companies and sectors: Case studies from the UNTANGLED project. Ursula Holtgrewe, Martina Lindorfer, and Nela Šalamon. B2ZSI, Centre for Social innovation GmbH. Deliverable 4.5 v2.0; Date: April 2023. 3.6. pp 157-82.

Co ordination to support inclusive growth in developing countries in the context of globalization: the case of the business process outsourcing sector in South Africa

Allen Whitehead, C., Asmal, Z. and Bhorat, H.
In: Globalising, digitising and changing companies and sectors: Case studies from the UNTANGLED project. Ursula Holtgrewe, Martina Lindorfer, and Nela Šalamon. B2ZSI, Centre for Social innovation GmbH. Deliverable 4.5 v2.0; Date: April 2023. 4.5. pp 212-31.

Who are the Robots Coming For? The Evolving Task Content of Employment in South Africa

Bhorat, H., Hill, R., Köhler, T., Monnakgotla, J. and Steenkamp, F. 
SARChI Industrial Development Working Paper Series WP 2023-06. SARChI Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg. 

Digitalization and digital skills gaps in Africa: An empirical profile

Bhorat, H., Signé, L., Asmal, Z., Monnakgotla, J. and Rooney, C. 
Brookings Institution | Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative Report, May 2023.

Can Cash Transfers to the Unemployed Support Economic Activity? Evidence from South Africa

Timothy Kohler, Haroon Bhorat, & David de Villiers
Agence française de développement (AFD) Research Paper no 278, March 2023. ISSN : 2492 - 2846.

Lockdown stringency and employment formality: evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

Timothy Kohler, Haroon Bhorat, Robert Hill & Benjamin Stanwix
Journal for Labour Market Research (57) 3. Published: 11 January 2023.

The Technology Gap in the Developing World and the G20: An Empirical Profile

Bhorat, H., Allen Whitehead, C. and de Villiers, D.
Chapter 8: pp. 89-100. In: G20 Indonesia 2022: New Normal, New Technologies, New Financing. Edited by Lili Yan Ing and Dani Rodrik. International Economic Association (IEA) London & Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) Jakarta; June 2022. ISBN: 978-602-5460-41-8.


2022

The Short-Term Labor Market Effects of South Africa’s National COVID-19 Lockdown

Timothy Kohler, Haroon Bhorat, Robert Hill & Benjamin Stanwix
Chapter 6 in: Qobo, M., Soko, M., Xenia Ngwenya, N. (eds) The Future of the South African Political Economy Post-COVID 19. International Political Economy Series. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. Chapter 6, pp: 129-149.

The effect of wage subsidies on job retention: Evidence from South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

Köhler, T., Hill R. and Bhorat, H.
WIDER Working Paper 2022/114. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER October 2022.

Skills Supply and Demand in South Africa

Mamphokhu Khuluvhe, Haroon Bhorat, Morné Oosthuizen, Zaakhir Asmal, Elvis Ganyaupfu, Edzani Netshifhefhe, Lisa Martin, Jabulile Monnakgotla, and Christopher Rooney
LMI Report, Labour Market Intelligence research programme.2022.

Did the TERS policy save jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Köhler, T. and Hill, R.
Econ3x3 Working Paper, 8 June 2022.

Economic Growth, Rising Inequality, and Deindustrialization - South Africa’s Kuznetsian Tension

Bhorat, H., Lilenstein, K., Oosthuizen, M., Steenkamp, F., and Thornton, A.
Chapter 9, pp 180-202. In: The Developer’s Dilemma: Structural Transformation, Inequality Dynamics, and Inclusive Growth, Eds. Alisjahbana, A., Salsiah, K., Sen, A., Sumner, A., and Anshory Yusef, A. Chapter 9, Published by Oxford University Press. August 2022. ISBN 9780192855299.

Understanding Growth-Income Inequality Interactions in Zambia

Bhorat, H., Oosthuizen, M., Kachingwe, N., and Yu, D.
Chapter 7, pp 120-178. In: Inequality in Zambia. Eds. Caesar Cheelo, Marja Hinfelaar, Manenga Ndulo. Routledge. ISBN 9781032147772.

Investigating wage trends in South Africa - An assessment of the public sector wage bill

Bhorat, H., Köhler, T. and Stanwix, B.
Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) Policy Brief. (2022)

Crime and Inequality in South Africa: Non-Linear Outcomes Under Extreme Inequality

Bhorat, H., Lilenstein, A., Monnakgotla, J., Thornton, A. and van der Zee, K. 
Journal: Economic Development and Cultural Change (EDCC) - available online Feb 2022. doi:10.1086.719646.

Six ways population change will affect the global economy

Mason, A., Lee, R., and Members of the NTA Network (including Oosthuizen, M.)
Population and Development Review. 2022. DOI: 10.1111/padr.12469.

Policy Choices for the Labour Market

Haroon Bhorat and Ben Stanwix
Chapter 3, pp. 69-95. In: Better Choices: Ensuring South Africa's Future, Eds. Mills, G., Jonas, M., Bhorat, H. and Hartley, R. Published by Picador Africa, Johannesburg. 2022. ISBN 9781770107533.

Tim Köhler and Robert Hill
Development Southern Africa, online 5 April 2022. (39)5, pp 689-721.

The Economic Lifecycle and Africa’s Demographic Dividend: Evidence from National Transfer Accounts

Morné Oosthuizen
In: C. Odimegwu and Y. Adewoyin (ed.), Routledge Handbook of African Demography, 2022. Chapter 34. Routledge, New York. 978-0-367-25328-8.

Review of South African Small Business Research: Optimising employment promotion by SMMEs through evidence-based research

Bhorat, H., Asmal, Z.
Preparation and agenda development for the DSBD Research Colloquium; report prepared for the Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion.(2022).


2021

State Capture and the Economics of Corruption: The Case of Transnet

Bhorat, H. and Stanwix, B.
In: Anatomy of State Capture", Eds. Nina Callaghan, Robyn Foley, Mark Swilling, African Sun Media. Chapter 7, pp.131-50. 2021. eISBN: 9781991201379.

Changing Dynamics in the South African Labour Market

Bhorat, H., Stanwix, B. and Thornton, A.
In: The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy; Eds: Arkebe Oqubay, Fiona Tregenna, and Imraan Valodia. Oxford University Press. November 2021. Chapter 31, pp.673-89.

Casting the net wider: How South Africa's COVID-19 grant has reached the once forgotten

Bhorat, H. and Köhler, T.
Econ3x3 Working Paper. August 2021.

Characterisation, definition, and measurement issues of the middle class in sub-Saharan Africa

Bhorat, H., Kimani, M.E., Lappeman, J. and Egan, P.
Development Southern Africa, Published Online: 05 Jul 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2021.1945912

The impact of COVID-19 on industries without smokestacks in South Africa

Asmal, Z. and Rooney, C.
Brookings Institution, AGI Working Paper #32, July 2021.

Labour Force Survey Data for South Africa: A Brief Assessment

Bhorat, H., Hill, R. and Steenkamp, F.
Policy Briefing, 2021. Monetary and Fiscal Policy Challenges posed by South Africa’s Deepening Economic Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. WITS School of Governance: Johannesburg.

The distribution and dynamics of South Africa’s TERS policy: Results from NIDS-CRAM Waves 1 to 5

Köhler, T. and Hill, R.
National Income Dynamics Study Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) Working Paper, Wave 5(7), 8 July 2021.

A shot in the arm for South Africa – increased openness to accepting a COVID-19 vaccine: Evidence from NIDS-CRAM Waves 4 and 5

Burger, R., Maughan-Brown, B., Köhler, T., English, R. and Tameris, M.
National Income Dynamics Study Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) Working Paper, Wave 5(2), 8 July 2021.

Impact on vulnerable groups

Vogel, C., Maree, G., Köhler, T., Stanwix, B., Bhorat, H., Sodi, T., Ubomba-Jaswa, E., Drimie, S., Mbhenyane, X., Symington, E., Adebayo, P. & Ndinda, C.
Chapter 5.3. South Africa Covid-19 Country Report [First edition]. DPME (Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation), GTAC (Government Technical Advisory Centre) & NRF (National Research Foundation), Pretoria: June 2021.

COVID-19 and the labour market: Estimating the effects of South Africa’s national lockdown

Köhler, T. Bhorat, H., Hill, R., Stanwix, B.
Wits School of Governance - SA Future Economy Working Paper: 26 April 2021.

Higher Education Outcomes in South Africa: The Role of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Bhorat, H., Pillay Bell, N. and Asmal, Z.
In: Social Justice and Education in the 21st Century: Research from South Africa and the United States; Eds: Pearson, W. and Reddy, V. Part of the Diversity and Inclusion Research book series (DIRE), Springer. April 2021. Chapter 9, pp. 171-94. ISBN: 978-3-030-65417-7.

Modelling the Demographic Dividend: A Review of Methodologies

Morné Oosthuizen and Joshua Magero
UNFPA report; 30 March 2021.

An Empirical Assessment of the National Minimum Wage in South Africa

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Stanwix, B.
In: Ethics, Politics, Inequality: New directions - State of the nation; Eds: Bohler-Muller, N., Soudien, C. and Reddy, V. HSRC Press. February 2021. Chapter 7, pp. 154-72. ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2596-1.

Employment creation potential, labor skills requirements, and skill gaps for young people: A South African case study

Caitlin Allen, Zaakhir Asmal, Haroon Bhorat, Robert Hill, Jabulile Monnakgotla, Morné Oosthuizen and Christopher Rooney
Brookings Institution, AGI Working Paper #26, January 2021.

Social Assistance Amidst the Covid19 Epidemic in South Africa: A Policy Assessment

Bhorat, H., Oosthuizen, M. and Stanwix, B.
South African Journal of Economics 89: 63-81. First published: 04 January 2021.


2020

Measuring Multi-Dimensional Labour Law Violation with an Application to South Africa

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R., Stanwix, B. and Thornton, A.
British Journal of Industrial Relations, 59: 928-961. First view Dec 2020. 

The Impact of the National Minimum Wage in South Africa: Early Quantitative Evidence

Bhorat, H., Lilenstein, A. and Stanwix, B.
A Report for the National Minimum Wage Commission: November 2020.

Class size and learner outcomes in South African schools: The role of school socioeconomic status

Timothy Köhler
Development Southern Africa, November 2020, 39(2): 126–150..

Growth and Structural Change: Implications for Income Inequality in Developing Countries

Haroon Bhorat, Zaakhir Asmal and Caitlin Allen
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – FES Study, October 2020.

Mind the gap: Analysing the effects of South Africa’s national lockdown on gender wage inequality

Robert Hill and Tim Köhler
NIDS-CRAM Wave 2 Working Paper 2020/07, September 2020.

South Africa Beyond Covid-19: Trends, change and recovery

Haroon Bhorat
Edited by: Pieter duToit. Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 97817761909281. 2020.

Covid-19, social protection, and the labour market in South Africa. Are social grants being targeted at the most vulnerable?

Haroon Bhorat and Tim Köhler
NIDS-CRAM Wave 1 Working Paper 2020/06, July 2020.

Wage polarization in a high-inequality emerging economy: The case of South Africa

Haroon Bhorat, Kezia Lilenstein, Morné Oosthuizen, and Amy Thornton
WIDER Working Paper 2020/55, May 2020.

Structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in South Africa

Haroon Bhorat, Kezia Lilenstein, Morné Oosthuizen, and Amy Thornton
WIDER Working Paper 2020/50, April 2020.

Job spells in an emerging market: Evidence from apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa

Robert Hill, Kezia Lilenstein & Amy Thornton
UNU-WIDER Working Paper: 2020/27, March 2020.

Employment creation potential, labor skills requirements, and skill gaps for young people: A methodological framework

Haroon Bhorat, Caitlin Allen, Zaakhir Asmal, Robert Hill & Christopher Rooney
Brookings AGI Working Paper #25, 4 March 2020.

Book review: "Inclusive Dualism: Labour intensive Development, Decent Work and Surplus Labour in Southern Africa"

Haroon Bhorat
The Journal of Development Studies, (FJDS), 56:10, pp: 1980-1. 2020.


2019

Building Economic Complexity in the South African Fibrous Plant Economy

Caitlin Allen, Haroon Bhorat, Robert Hill, Christopher Rooney & François Steenkamp
Working Paper: DPRU DSI-NRF CoP/WP201904, October 2019.

Labour Market Policy Responses amidst Globalisation: The Case of South Africa

Bhorat, H., Lilenstein, K. and Steenkamp, F.
In: Making Globalization more inclusive: Lessons from experience with adjustment policies, edited by: Bacchetta, M., Milet, E. and Monteiro, J. WTO: Geneva. Chapter 7,pp.163-182.  October 2019.

Developing Capabilities to Build the Complexity of the Fibrous Plant Economy in South Africa

Hill, R. and Steenkamp, F.
Policy Brief: Development Policy Research Unit, DSI-NRF CoP/PB4 October 2019, UCT.

BILL FREUND. Twentieth-Century South Africa: A Developmental History

Haroon Bhorat
The American Historical Review, 124(5), December 2019, pp:2004–2005

Developing a Fibre Micro-industry to Generate Economic Growth from Degraded Land Post-Mining

A Towards Resilient Futures Community of Practice Publication:
Policy Brief Booklet: DSI-NRF CoP/PBs1-4, October 2019, UCT.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Manufacturing Sector: Building Complexity

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R., Rooney, C. and Steenkamp, F.
In: The Quality of Growth in Africa, edited by: Kanbur, R., Noman, A. and Stiglitz, J.E. Columbia University Press. Chapter 8.  August 2019.

Building Economic Complexity in Africa

Bhorat, H., Rooney, C. and Steenkamp, F.
IDRC|DPRU Report: 2019.

Economic Complexity and Employment Expansion: The Case of South Africa

Haroon Bhorat, Arabo Ewinyu, Kezia Lilenstein, Christopher Rooney, François Steenkamp and Amy Thornton
IDRC|DPRU Report: 2019.

Economic Complexity and Employment for Women and Youth: The Case of Ghana

William Baah-Boateng and Eric Twum
IDRC|DPRU Report: 2019.

An Export-led Growth for Kenya: Where is the niche?

Manaseh O. Oiro, Bernadette Wanjala, Rose Ngugi and Diana Lukalo Naudé
IDRC|DPRU Report: 2019.

Understanding and characterizing the services sector in South Africa: An overview

Bhorat, H., Rooney, C. and Steenkamp, F.
In: Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered, edited by: Newfarmer, R., Page, J. and Tarp, F. WIDER Studies in Development Economics. Oxford University Press. Chapter 14, pp. 275-295. ISBN: 978-0-19-885188-5.

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market: The Case of Mauritius

Asmal, Z., Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R., Ranzani, M. and Paci, P.
Policy Research Working Paper 8681. World Bank Group Poverty and Equity Global Practice: December 2018.

Counting Women’s Work in South Africa: Incorporating Unpaid Work into Estimates of the Economic Lifecycle in 2010

Morné Oosthuizen
Counting Womens' Work Working Paper - CWW WP8 South Africa (November 2018).

Shadow State: The Politics of State Capture

Bhorat, H., Buthelezi, M., Chipkin, I., Duma, S., Friedenstein, H., Mondi, L., Peter, C., Prins, N., Qobo, M. and Swilling, M.
Edited by: Chipkin, I. and Swilling, M. Wits University Press. ISBN: 978-1-77614-212-5

Economic Growth and Pursuit of Inequality Reduction in Africa

Haroon Bhorat and Karmen Naidoo
G-24: Growth and Reducing Inequality Working Paper Series: 29 October 2018.

In-work poverty in South Africa: the impact of income sharing in the presence of high unemployment

Lilenstein, K., Woolard, I. and Leibbrandt, M.
In: Handbook of Research on In-Work Poverty, edited by: Henning Lohmann and Ive Marx. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. Chapter 23, p.416. ISBN: 978 1 7847 1562 5.

Counting Women’s Work in Mauritius: Household Production across the Lifecycle in 2003

Morné Oosthuizen & Kezia Lilenstein
Counting Womens' Work Working Paper - CWW WP7 Mauritius (October 2018).

Counting Women's Work in South Africa: Estimates of Household Production across the Lifecycle in 2000

Morné Oosthuizen
Counting Womens' Work Working Paper - CWW WP6 South Africa (September 2018).

Time Use and Gender in Colombia

Tovar, J.A. and Urdinola, B.P.
Counting Womens' Work Working Paper - CWW WP5 Colombia (July 2018).

Measuring the Gendered Economy

Donehower, G.
Counting Womens' Work Working Paper - CWW WP4 (July 2018).

Modelling Labour Markets in LICs with Imperfect Data

Haroon Bhorat, Kezia Lilenstein, Morné Oosthuizen and Matthew Sharp

The Distribution of Paid and Unpaid Work among Men and Women in Ghana: The National Time Transfer Accounts Approach

Amporfu, E., Sakyi, D., Boakye Frimpong, P., Arthur, E. and Novignon. J.
Counting Womens' Work Working Paper - CWW WP3 Ghana (May 2018).

Intergenerational time transfers and their contribution to Mexico's economy in 2014

Estela Rivero
Counting Women's Work Working Paper - CWW WP2 Mexico (January 2018).


2017

Policy co-ordination and growth traps in a middle-income country setting: The case of South Africa

Bhorat, H. Cassim, A. and Hirsch, A.
In: The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government—Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia, edited by John Page and Finn Tarp. Oxford University Press, Chapter 11, pp 211-233. ISBN 9780198796954.

Challenges to increase female labor force participation: Gender inequality in Cost Rica

Pamela Jiménez-Fontana
Counting Women's Work Working Paper - CWW WP1 Costa Rica (September 2017).

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Manufacturing Sector: Building Complexity

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur, Chris Rooney and Francois Steenkamp
In: INDUSTRIALIZE AFRICA Strategies, Policies, Institutions, and Financing, African Development Bank (AfDB), Chapter 4, pp. 103-35.

Modelling Labour Markets in Low Income Countries with Imperfect Data

Haroon Bhorat, Morné Oosthuizen, Kezia Lilenstein, Matthew Sharp and Derek Yu
GLM|LIC WORKING PAPER NO. 39, December 2017.

Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences

Ayodele Odusola, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Haroon Bhorat and Pedro Conceição
Book: United Nations Development Programme: Regional Bureau for Africa. UNDP, New York. ISBN 978-92-1-126424-1.

  • Chapter 1, pp: 1-22: Introduction, Motivation and Overview - Bhorat, H., Conceição, P., Cornia, G.A., and Odusola, A.
  • Chapter 3, pp: 53-74: Drivers of Inequality in the Context of the Growth-Poverty-Inequality Nexus in Africa: Overview of key issues - Bhorat, H. and Naidoo, K. 
  • Chapter 5, pp: 103-28: Understanding the Determinants of Africa’s Manufacturing Malaise - Bhorat, H., Steenkamp, F. and Rooney, C.
  • Chapter 6, pp: 129-54: Resource Dependence and Inequality in Africa: Impacts, Consequences and Potential Solutions - Bhorat, H., Chelwa, G., Naidoo, K., and Stanwix, B.
  • Chapter 8, pp: 179-202: Social Protection and Inequality in Africa:  Exploring the Interactions - Bhorat, H., Cassim, A., Ewinyu, A. and Steenkamp, F.
  • Chapter 17, pp: 399-418: Conclusions and Policy Recommendations - Bhorat, H., Conceição, P., Cornia, G.A., and Odusola, A. 

Firm-level determinants of earnings in the formal sector of the South African labour market.

Haroon Bhorat, Morne Oosthuizen, Kezia Lilenstein and François Steenkamp
WIDER Working Paper 2017/25, February 2017.

Minimum wages in sub-Saharan Africa: A primer

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Ben Stanwix
World Bank Research Observer, 32(1), February 2017 pp: 21-74.

COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER: Rethinking the effect of informality on inclusive growth: lessons from Colombia and South Africa for their regions

Morné Oosthuizen, Kezia Lilenstein, Leonardo Villar, Cristina Fernandez, Juan Camilo Medellin and Francisco Fernandez
ELLA Research Paper Series: Economic Development: Informality. January 2017.


2016

Minimum Wages and Youth: The Case of South Africa

Bhorat, H., Cassim, A., Kanbur, R., Stanwix, B. & Yu, D.
Journal of African Economies, 25 (suppl 1), pp i61-i102. (2016). doi: 10.1093/jae/ejv029.

The Pursuit of Long-Run Economic Growth in Africa: Key Challenges

Bhorat, H. and Tarp, F.
In: Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies, edited by Haroon Bhorat and Finn Tarp. Brookings Press, Chapter 1, pp 1-36. (2016). ISBN 9780815729495.

Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa

Bhorat, H., Naidoo, K., Oosthuizen, M. and Pillay, K.
In: Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies, edited by Haroon Bhorat and Finn Tarp. Brookings Press, Chapter 7, pp 229-272. (2016).
ISBN 9780815729495.

Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa

Bhorat, H., Naidoo, K., Oosthuizen, M. and Pillay, K.
Brookings/AGI Working Paper #45, June 2016.

Africa’s Manufacturing Malaise

Bhorat, H., F. Steenkamp, and C. Rooney
UNDP Working Paper: UNDP-RBA/WPS 3/2016.

Understanding And Characterizing The Services Sector In South Africa: An Overview

Bhorat, H., F. Steenkamp, C. Rooney, N. Kachingwe and A. Lees
WIDER Working Paper 2016/157. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.

Partial minimum wage compliance

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Ben Stanwix
IZA Journal of Labor & Development: Special Collection: Thematic series on Reforming Minimum Wage and Labor Regulation Policies in Developing Economies (2016).

Growth, Poverty and Inequality Interactions in Africa: An Overview of Key Issues

Haroon Bhorat, Karmen Naidoo and Kavisha Pillay
UNDP - Working Paper: UNDP-RBA/WPS 1/2016.

Higher education, Employment and Economic growth: Exploring the interactions

Haroon Bhorat, Aalia Cassim and David Tseng
Special Issue: Development Southern Africa, Vol 33, Issue 3 pp: 312-327, June 2016.

Informality and Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Morne Oosthuizen, Kezia Lilenstein, Francois Steenkamp and Aalia Cassim
ELLA Regional Evidence Paper, 2016.

Employment outcomes and earnings in post-apartheid South Africa

Bhorat, H. and Mayet, N.
In: Towards employment-intensive growth in South Africa, edited by Anthony Black. (2016).UCT Press, pp 80-107. ISBN 9781775820079.

Poverty, Inequality, and Prices in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Finn, A., Leibbrandt, M. and Oosthuizen, M.
In: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Channing Arndt, Andy McKay and Finn Tarp. WIDER Studies in Development Economics: Oxford University Press, pp 393-420. (2016). ISBN 978–0–19–874479–5. 


2015

Growth, Employment Creation and Poverty Reduction: An Overview of Evidence and Possible Applications to Africa

Bhorat, H.
In: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging Issues, edited by Erik Thorbecke and Andy McKay. Oxford University Press, Chapter 5, pp: 122-158.(2015). ISBN: 978-0-19-872845-0.

Trade Unions in an Emerging Economy: The Case of South Africa

Bhorat, H., Naidoo, K. and Yu, D.
In: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics:  Volume 2: Policies and Practices, Part V. Edited by Justin Lin & Celestin Monga. Oxford University Press, Chapter 35, pp: 641-662.​​​​​​​ (2014). ISBN: 9780199687107.

Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa

Haroon Bhorat, Karmen Naidoo, Morne Oosthuizen and Kavisha Pillay
UNU-WIDER Working Paper: WP 2015/141.

Status Of Women In The South African Economy

DPRU
Report commissioned by the Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, August 2015.

Minimum Wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Primer

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur & Benjamin Stanwix
IZA Discussion Paper Series IZA DP No. 9204, July 2015.

Nonincome Welfare and Inclusive Growth in South Africa

Haroon Bhorat, Benjamin Stanwix and Derek Yu
Brookings Institution, Africa Growth Initiative Working Paper #18, March 2015.


2014

Trade Unions in an Emerging Economy: The Case of South Africa.

Bhorat, H., Naidoo, K. and Yu, D.
In: The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Oxford University Press, 2014. Edited by Justin Lin & Celestin Monga. Chapter 28 Pg: 231-235. (2014). ISBN: 978-0-19-968924-8

Economic policy in South Africa—past, present and future

Bhorat, H., Hirsch, A., Kanbur, R. and Ncube, M.
In: The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa, edited by Haroon Bhorat, Alan Hirsch, Ravi Kanbur, and Mthuli Ncube. Oxford University Press, Chapter 1 pp: 1-25.2014). ISBN: 978-0-19-968924-8.

Skills-biased labour demand and the pursuit of inclusive growth in South Africa.

Haroon Bhorat, Sumayya Goga, and Benjamin Stanwix
UNU-WIDER Working Paper: WP/2014/130, October 2014.

Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption.

Ronald Lee et al. (inclu Oosthuizen, M.)
Science 346, 229 (2014); pp. 229-234.

Bonus or Mirage? South Africa's Demographic Dividend

Morne Oosthuizen
The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Available online 11 October 2014.

Poverty, inequality, and prices in post-apartheid South Africa

Finn, A., Leibbrandt, M. and Oosthuizen, M.
UNU-WIDER Working Paper, WP/2014/127; October 2014.

Growth, Employment and Skills: The New Growth Path Revisited

Bhorat, H., and Tian, N.
LMIP Report 3; September 2014.

Estimating the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment, Wages, and Non-wage Benefits: The Case of Agriculture in South Africa

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Stanwix, B.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2014; October 2014,96(5), pp. 1402-1419.

South Africa's Strike Activity: Data Corner

Jacobs, T. and Yu, D.
Figures & Tables:
  • Working Days Lost
  • Working Days Lost per Formal Employment
  • Proportion of Working Days Lost by Industry
  • Working Days Lost by Province
  • Main Cause of Disputes
  • Top 5 Trade Unions on Strikes
  • Top 10 Trade Unions on Strikes
  • Time-Loss Ratio by Industry

Pro-poor growth and social protection in South Africa: Exploring the interactions

Bhorat, H., Tseng, D. and Stanwix, B.
Development Southern Africa, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp.219-240 February 2014.


2013

A Nation in search of jobs: Challenges in Employment creation in the South African labour market and policy suggestions.

Bhorat, H. and Mayet M.
In: State of the Nation South Africa 2012-2013.  HSRC Press, Chapter 9, pp. 273-300.(2013). ISBN 978-0-7969-2422-3

Labour Demand Trends, Inequality and Social Protection in South Africa: An Overview.

Bhorat, H. , Mayet, N. and Van Der Westhuizen, C.
In: Aligning economic and social goals in emerging economies: Employment and social protection in Brazil, China, India and South Africa. Academic Foundation, New Delhi. Chapter 5, pp. 121-158.(2013). ISBN: 9788171889938.

Non-monetary dimensions of well-being in South Africa, 1993–2004: A postapartheid dividend?

Bhorat, H. Van Der Westhuizen, C.
Development Southern Africa, 30(3), July pp.295-314.​​​​​​​2013.

True or False? Social grants have done little to change the lives of the poor. (The Silent Successes of Public Assets and Social Assistance in Post-Apartheid South Africa).

Bhorat, H. and Cassim, A.
In: SOUTH AFRICA @ 20: For Better or for Worse?. Published by South Africa – The Good News, pp. 39-42. (2013). ISBN 978-0-620-58304-6. 

A Note on Measuring the Depth of Minimum Wage Violation

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations. Volume 27, Issue 2, pp. 192–197 June 2013.

Temporary Employment Services in South Africa: A Brief Note

Bhorat, H. and van der Westhuizen, C.
Background Paper for The World Development Report, 2013.

The Gender Wage Gap in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Re-examination.

Bhorat, H. & Goga, S.
Journal of African Economies, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1–22, March 2013.

The Impact of Sectoral Minimum Wage Laws on Employment, Wages, and Hours of Work in South Africa.

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
IZA Journal of Labor and Development, Vol. 2, Issue 1. January 2013.


2012

An Emerging Market in an Emerging Continent: The Case of South Africa.

Bhorat, H.
In: Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa.  Edited by Ernest Aryeetey, Shantayanan Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur, and Louis Kasekende. Published 07 April 2012, Oxford University Press. pp. 576-583. (2012).ISBN: 9780199575978

Feasibility Study for the Establishment of BCPA

Bhorat, H., van der Westhuizen, C. and Tseng, D.
Report. December 2012.

Estimating the Causal Effect of Enforcement on Minimum Wage Compliance: The Case of South Africa

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
Review of Development Economics (Special issue: Informality, Illegality and Enforcement). Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp.608-623. November 2012. 

Predicted Impacts of Expanding the Community Works Program in South Africa: An Analysis of Income Poverty & Inequality

Van der Westhuizen, C. and Stanwix, B.
Report: Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies and funded by the Employment Promotion Programme (EPP), which is funded by DFID-SA. November 2012.

Minimum wage violation in South Africa

Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
International Labour Review (Special Issue: Low-Paid Work in Emerging Economies), Vol. 151, Issue 3, pp. 277–287. September 2012.

Institutional Wage Effects: Revisiting Union and Bargaining Council Wage Premia in South Africa

Bhorat, H., van der Westhuizen, C. and Goga, S.
South African Journal of Economics (Vol 80, Issue 3, pp.400–414) September 2012. 

Low pay in South Africa

Oosthuizen, M.
International Labour Review (Special Issue: Low-Paid Work in Emerging Economies) Vol. 151, Issue 3, pp. 173–192, September 2012. 

Estimating a Poverty Line: An application to free basic municipal service in South Africa

Bhorat, H., Oosthuizen, M. & Van der Westhuizen, C.
Development Southern Africa Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp.77-96. February 2012.