A Review of Labour Markets in South Africa: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Labour Market

Year Published 2005
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Employment & labour markets, HIV, Labour


This paper outlines the main anticipated effects of HIV/AIDS on the size, structure and composition of the labour market focusing on the demographic and skills effects; it contrasts this with current labour market trends in terms of labour supply and demand in the last 7-10 years; it considers current labour market segmentation based on race, sex, age, skill and occupation, and the impact on human resources development through education and training and employment equity; the impact on sectors, including SMMEs, supply chains and the informal sector is considered. It concludes with an assessment of the response at an institutional and policy level.

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