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The Contributions Of Manufacturing And Services To Employment Creation And Growth In South Africa

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  • Fiona Tregenna

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This study examines the linkages between the manufacturing and services sectors, and between each of them and the rest of the domestic economy, based on analysis of input-output tables and employment trends. This reveals that manufacturing is particularly important as a source of demand for the services sector as well as the rest of the economy through its strong backward linkages, which suggests that in this respect a decline in manufacturing could negatively affect future growth. Services are especially important in terms of employment creation, both direct and indirect. Copyright (c) 2008 The Author. Journal compilation (c) 2008 Economic Society of South Africa.

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Article provided by Economic Society of South Africa in its journal South African Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 76 (2008)
Issue (Month): s2 (08)
Pages: S175-S204

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Handle: RePEc:bla:sajeco:v:76:y:2008:i:s2:p:s175-s204

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  1. Tregenna, F., 2009. "Contracting Out of Service Activities and the Effects on Sectoral Employment Patterns in South Africa," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0906, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  2. Maciej Sobolewski & Grzegorz Poniatowski, 2013. "What Affects the Main Engine of Growth in the European Economy? Industrial Interconnectedness and Differences in Performance of Business Services Across the EU25," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 0455, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
  3. S. M. Woahid, Murad, 2009. "The trends of labor market in Bangladesh and its determinants," MPRA Paper 32381, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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