A Review of Labour Markets in South Africa: Wage Trends and Dynamics

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

Description

A Review of Labour Markets in South Africa: Wage Trends and Dynamics. This paper is structured as follows: section 2 reviews general wage trends and the distribution of wages, while section 3 considers explanations for wage trends attributed to economic structure. Section 4 reviews the impact of unions and minimum wages on overall wages and equity, while section 5 looks at the evidence of racial and gender discrimination. Section 6 investigates the effect of workers’ spatial mobility on local labour markets and therefore on wage levels, while section 7 provides some concluding remarks.

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