Watts happening to work? The labour market effects of South Africa’s electricity crisis

Year Published 2024
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Publications
File type: Microsoft Powerpoint
Theme(s): Employment & labour markets, Energy


This working paper produced by by Professor Haroon Bhorat and Mr Timothy Köhler under the Southern Africa Toward Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme merges labour force survey microdata with high-frequency electricity supply and demand data to provide the first estimates of the relationships between scheduled electricity outages (load shedding) and labour market outcomes in South Africa.

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