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Working papers

2014

  1. Bhorat, Haroon & Naidoo, Karmen & Yu, Derek, 2014. "Trade unions in an emerging economy: The case of South Africa," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  2. Muller, Sean, 2014. "Randomised trials for policy: a review of the external validity of treatment effects," SALDRU Working Papers 127, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.

2013

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Sumayya Goga & David Tseng, 2013. "Unemployment Insurance in South Africa: A Descriptive Overview of Claimants and Claims," Working Papers 13160, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Haroon Bhorat & Elne Jacobs & Carlene van der Westhuizen, 2013. "Do Industrial Disputes Reduce Employment? Evidence from South Africa," Working Papers 13161, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Morne Oosthuizen, 2013. "Inflation Inequality In South Africa," Working Papers 13158, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  4. Morne Oosthuizen, 2013. "Maximising South Africa's Demographic Dividend," Working Papers 13157, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  5. Patrizio Piraino & Sean Muller & Jeanne Cilliers & Johan Fourie, 2013. "The transmission of longevity across generations: The case of the settler Cape Colony," Working Papers 14/2013, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics.

2012

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur & Benjamin Stanwix, 2012. "Estimating the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment, Wages and Non-wage Benefits: The Case of Agriculture in South Africa," Working Papers 12149, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Haroon Bhorat, 2012. "A Nation in Search of Jobs: Six Possible Policy Suggestions for Employment Creation in South Africa," Working Papers 12150, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Haroon Bhorat & Carlene Van Der Westhuizen, 2012. "Poverty, Inequality and the Nature of Economic Growth in South Africa," Working Papers 12151, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  4. Haroon Bhorat & Sumayya Goga, 2012. "The Gender Wage Gap in the Post-apartheid South African Labour Market," Working Papers 12148, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  5. Haroon Bhorat & David Tseng, 2012. "The Newly Unemployed and the UIF Take-up Rate in the South African Labour Market," Working Papers 12147, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  6. Haroon Bhorat & Natasha Mayet, 2012. "Employment Outcomes and Returns to Earnings in Post-Apartheid South Africa," Working Papers 12152, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  7. Haroon Bhorat & Natasha Mayet & Mariette Visser, 2012. "Student Graduation, Labour Market Destinations and Employment Earnings," Working Papers 12153, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  8. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur & Natasha Mayet, 2012. "The Impact of Sectoral Minimum Wage Laws on Employment, Wages and Hours of Work in South Africa," Working Papers 12154, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  9. Sean Muller, 2012. "Econometric methods and Reichenbach's principle," SALDRU Working Papers 85, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.

2011

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Sumayya Goga & Carlene Van Der Westhuizen, 2011. "Institutional Wage Effects: Revisiting Union and Bargaining Council Wage Premia in South Africa," Working Papers 11146, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Haroon Bhorat & Morne Oosthuizen & Carlene Van Der Westhuizen, 2011. "Estimating a poverty line: An application to free basic municipal services in South Africa," Working Papers 11142, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur & Natasha Mayet, 2011. "Minimum Wage Violation in South Africa," Working Papers 11143, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  4. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur & Natasha Mayet, 2011. "Estimating the Causal Effect of Enforcement on Minimum Wage Compliance : The Case of South Africa," Working Papers 11145, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  5. Bhorat, Haroon & Kanbur, Ravi & Mayet, Natasha, 2011. "A Note On Measuring The Depth Of Minimum Wage Violation," Working Papers 126533, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  6. Bhorat, Haroon & Kanbur, Ravi & Mayet, Natasha, 2011. "The Determinants Of Minimum Wage Violation In South Africa," Working Papers 126535, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  7. Paul Cichello & Liberty Mncube & Morne Oosthuizen & Laura Poswell, 2011. "Economists versus the Street: Comparative Viewpoints on Barriers to Self-employment in Khayelitsha, South Africa," Working Papers 11144, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

2010

  1. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia, 2010. "South African trade in 2008, focusing on agriculture, forestry and fisheries," Background Paper Series 58065, PROVIDE Project.

2009

  1. Bali, Namrata & Basu, Kaushik & Bery, Suman & Bhorat, Haroon & Carre, Francoise & Chen, Martha Alter & Fields, Gary S. & Kanbur, Ravi & Levy, Santiago & Lund, Francie & Unni, Jeemol & Valodia, Imraan, 2009. "INFORMAL SECTOR AND SOCIAL POLICY Compendium of Personal and Technical Reflections Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO Exposure and Dialogue Program Oaxaca, Mexico," Working Papers 51178, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  2. Haroon Bhorat & Kalie Pauw & Liberty Mncube, 2009. "Understanding the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Dispute Resolution System in South Africa:An Analysis of CCMA Data," Working Papers 09137, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Haroon Bhorat & Halton Cheadle, 2009. "Labour Reform in South Africa: Measuring Regulation and a Synthesis of Policy Suggestions," Working Papers 09139, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  4. Haroon Bhorat & Carlene van der Westhuizen & Toughedah Jacobs, 2009. "Income and Non-Income Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa: What are the Drivers and Possible Policy Interventions?," Working Papers 09138, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  5. Haroon Bhorat & Carlene van der Westhuizen, 2009. "A Synthesis of Current Issues in the Labour Regulatory Environment," Working Papers 09136, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  6. Haroon Bhorat & Carlene van der Westhuizen & Sumayya Goga, 2009. "Analysing Wage Formation in the South African Labour Market: The Role of Bargaining Councils," Working Papers 09135, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  7. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia & Uchezuba, David Ifeanyi & Bashi, Molao, 2009. "A Profile of the Northern Cape Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58052, PROVIDE Project.
  8. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia & Buthelezi, D.J., 2009. "A Profile of the KwaZulu-Natal Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58054, PROVIDE Project.
  9. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia & Phaladi, Sepitle Frans, 2009. "A Profile of the Free State Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58053, PROVIDE Project.
  10. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia, 2009. "A Profile of the Eastern Cape Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58051, PROVIDE Project.
  11. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia & Ramathoka, Mabu & Masekoameng, Abel, 2009. "A Profile of the Limpopo Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58059, PROVIDE Project.
  12. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia & Bothloko, Constance, 2009. "A Profile of the North West Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58055, PROVIDE Project.
  13. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia, 2009. "A Profile of the Gauteng Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58056, PROVIDE Project.
  14. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia & Scheepers, Kabelo, 2009. "A Profile of the Mpumalanga Province: Demographics, Poverty, Income, Inequality and Unemployment from 2000 till 2007," Background Paper Series 58058, PROVIDE Project.
  15. Jacobs, Elne & Punt, Cecilia, 2009. "Trade trends from 2000 to 2008 for agriculture, forestry and fisheries of the Western Cape," Background Paper Series 58064, PROVIDE Project.

2008

  1. Bali, Namrata & Basu, Kaushik & Bhorat, Haroon & Carre, Francoise & Chen, Martha Alter & Fields, Gary S. & Jhabvala, Renana & Kanbur, Ravi & Lund, Francie & Unni, Jeemol & Valodia, Imraan, 2008. "Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO 2008 Dialogue - Ahmedabad and Delhi Compendium of Personal and Technical Notes," Working Papers 51152, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.

2007

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Sumayya Goga & Carlene van der Westhuizen, 2007. "Welfare Shifts in the Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Comprehensive Measurement of Changes," Working Papers 07128, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Morné Oosthuizen, 2007. "Consumer Price Inflation across the Income Distribution in South Africa," Working Papers 07129, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Carlene van der Westhuizen & Sumayya Goga & Morne Oosthuizen, 2007. "Women in the South African Labour Market, 1995 - 2005," Working Papers 07118, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

2006

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Carlene van der Westhuizen & Pranushka Naidoo, 2006. "Shifts in Non-Income Welfare in South Africa: 1993-2004," Working Papers 06108, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Kalie Pauw & Haroon Bhorat & Sumayya Goga & Liberty Ncube & Morné Oosthuizen & Carlene van der Westhuizen, 2006. "Graduate Unemployment in the Context of Skills Shortages, Education and Training: Findings from a Firm Survey," Working Papers 06115, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Kalie Pauw & Morné Oosthuizen & Carlene van der Westhuizen, 2006. "Graduate Unemployment in the Face of Skills Shortages: A Labour Market Paradox," Working Papers 06114, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  4. Morné Oosthuizen, 2006. "The Post-Apartheid Labour Market: 1995-2004," Working Papers 06103, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

2005

  1. Morné Oosthuizen & Haroon Bhorat, 2005. "The Post-Apartheid South African Labour Market," Working Papers 05093, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Haroon Bhorat, 2005. "Poverty, Inequality and Labour Markets in Africa: A Descriptive Overview," Working Papers 05092, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur, 2005. "Poverty and Well-being in Post-Apartheid South Africa: An Overview of Data, Outcomes and Policy," Working Papers 05101, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

2004

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Najma Shaikh, 2004. "Poverty and Labour Market Markers of HIV+ House holds: An Exploratory Methodological Analysis," Working Papers 04083, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Morné Oosthuizen & Pranushka Naidoo, 2004. "Internal Migration to the Gauteng Province," Working Papers 04088, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

2003

  1. Haroon Bhorat, 2003. "The Post-Apartheid Challenge: Labour Demand Trends in the South African Labour Market, 1995-1999," Working Papers 03082, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Haroon Bhorat, 2003. "Estimates for Poverty Alleviation in South Africa, with An Application to a Universal Income Grant," Working Papers 03075, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Morné Oosthuizen, 2003. "Expected Labour Demand in South Africa, 1998-2003," Working Papers 03081, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

2002

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Paul Lundall, 2002. "Employment, Wages and Skills Development: Firm Specific Effects - Evidence from Two Firm Surveys in South Africa," Working Papers 02068, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Morné Oosthuizen & Liezl Nieuwoudt, 2002. "A poverty profile of the Western Cape province of South Africa," Working Papers 03/2002, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics.

2000

  1. Haroon Bhorat, 2000. "Wage premia and wage differentials in the South African labour market," Working Papers 00043, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. Haroon Bhorat, 2000. "Are Wage Adjustments an Effective Mechanism for Poverty Alleviation?: Some Simulations for Domestic and Farm Workers," Working Papers 00041, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

1999

  1. Servaas van der Berg & Haroon Bhorat, 1999. "The Present as a Legacy of the Past: The Labour Market, Inequality and Poverty in South Africa," Working Papers 99029, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  2. P. V. Hall, 1999. "Regional Institutional Structure and Industrial Strategy: Richards Bay and the Spatial Development Initiatives," Working Papers 99028, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  3. Haroon Bhorat, 1999. "Public Expenditure and Poverty Alleviation in the South African Labour Market," Working Papers 99026, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  4. Murray Leibbrandt & Haroon Bhorat, 1999. "Modelling Vulnerability and Low Earnings in the South African Labour Market," Working Papers 99032, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
  5. Murray Leibbrandt & Haroon Bhorat, 1999. "Correlates of Vulnerability in the South African Labour Market," Working Papers 99027, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.

Journal articles

2014

  1. Haroon Bhorat & David Tseng & Benjamin Stanwix, 2014. "Pro-poor growth and social protection in South Africa: Exploring the interactions," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(2), pages 219-240, March.

2013

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur & Natasha Mayet, 2013. "The impact of sectoral minimum wage laws on employment, wages, and hours of work in South Africa," IZA Journal of Labor & Development, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 1-27, December.
  2. Haroon Bhorat & Carlene van der Westhuizen, 2013. "Non-monetary dimensions of well-being in South Africa, 1993--2004: A post-apartheid dividend?," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(3), pages 295-314, September.
  3. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur & Natasha Mayet, 2013. "A Note on Measuring the Depth of Minimum Wage Violation," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 27(2), pages 192-197, 06.
  4. Haroon Bhorat & Sumayya Goga, 2013. "The Gender Wage Gap in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Re-examination," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 22(5), pages 827-848, November.
  5. J Paul Dunne & Nan Tian, 2013. "Military expenditure and economic growth: A survey," Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Economists for Peace and Security (UK), vol. 8(1), pages 5-11, April.

2012

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Morne Oosthuizen & Carlene van der Westhuizen, 2012. "Estimating a poverty line: An application to free basic municipal services in South Africa," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(1), pages 77-96, March.
  2. Haroon Bhorat & Sumayya Goga & Carlene Van Der Westhuizen, 2012. "Institutional Wage Effects: Revisiting Union And Bargaining Council Wage Premia In South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 80(3), pages 400-414, 09.
  3. Haroon Bhorat & Ravi Kanbur & Natasha Mayet, 2012. "Estimating the Causal Effect of Enforcement on Minimum Wage Compliance: The Case of S outh A frica," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 16(4), pages 608-623, November.
  4. Haroon BHORAT & Ravi KANBUR & Natasha MAYET, 2012. "Minimum wage violation in South Africa," International Labour Review, International Labour Organization, vol. 151(3), pages 277-287, 09.
  5. Morné OOSTHUIZEN, 2012. "Low pay in South Africa," International Labour Review, International Labour Organization, vol. 151(3), pages 173-192, 09.

2010

  1. Paul BENJAMIN & Haroon BHORAT & Halton CHEADLE, 2010. "The cost of “doing business” and labour regulation: The case of South Africa," International Labour Review, International Labour Organization, vol. 149(1), pages 73-91, 03.
  2. Muller, Seán M., 2010. "Another problem in the estimation of intergenerational income mobility," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(3), pages 291-295, September.

2009

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Morne Oosthuizen, 2009. "Determinants of Grade 12 Pass Rates in the Post-Apartheid South African Schooling System," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 18(4), pages 634-666, August.

2008

  1. K. Pauw & M. Oosthuizen & C. Van der westhuizen, 2008. "Graduate Unemployment In The Face Of Skills Shortages: A Labour Market Paradox," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 76(1), pages 45-57, 03.

2006

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Stephen Hanival & Ravi Kanbur, 2006. "Poverty, Trade and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Introduction to the Special Issue," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 15(4), pages 505-509, December.

2005

  1. Najma Shaikh & Haroon Bhorat, 2005. "Poverty And Labour Market Markers Of Hiv Positive Households In South Africa: An Exploratory Methodological Analysis," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 73(s1), pages 578-599, December.

2004

  1. Haroon Bhorat & Paul Lundall, 2004. "Employment, Wages And Skills Development: Firm-Specific Effects - Evidence From A Firm Survey In South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 72(5), pages 1023-1056, December.
  2. Haroon Bhorat, 2004. "Labour Market Challenges In The Post-Apartheid South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 72(5), pages 940-977, December.
  3. Haroon Bhorat & Rashad Cassim, 2004. "The challenge of growth, employment and poverty in the South African economy since democracy: an exploratory review of selected issues," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(1), pages 7-31.

2001

  1. M Leibbrandt & H Bhorat & I Woolard, 2001. "Household Inequality And The Labor Market In South Africa," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 19(1), pages 73-86, 01.

2000

  1. Haroon Bhorat, 2000. "Public expenditure and poverty alleviation: Simulations for South Africa," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(5), pages 791-805.
  2. Haroon Bhorat, 2000. "The impact of trade and structural changes on sectoral employment in South Africa," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(3), pages 437-466.

1999

  1. H. Bhorat, 1999. "The October Household Survey, Unemployment and the Informal Sector: A Note," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 67(2), pages 143-146, 06.
  2. H. Bhorat & J. Hodge, 1999. "Decomposing Shifts in Labour Demand in South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 67(3), pages 155-168, 09.
  3. Haroon Bhorat, 1999. "Distinguishing between individual-and household-level poverty," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(1), pages 157-162.