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The South African unemployment debate: three worlds, three discourses?

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  • Frederick C.v.N. Fourie

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    (Department of Economics, University of the Free State)

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    This paper presents a critical survey and meta-analysis of the South African academic literature on unemployment. It asks whether the research has produced a coherent analytical picture. Key elements of seminal contributions are summarised. A number of key themes and findings are identified, as are significant differences relating to subdisciplines but also to epistemology, method and technique (and ideology).

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    Paper provided by Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town in its series SALDRU Working Papers with number 63.

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    Length: 96 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ldr:wpaper:63

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