The best way to help young people into work is to listen to their aspirations, and cater to their needs.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
While pay and profit are not irrelevant in employees’ work decisions, there are other motivators.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
Politicians' knee jerk dismissal of an idea that could help rehabilitate ex-offenders is
In April 2017 the IPSP surveyed a representative sample of US adults about what makes a job a good one. Respondents put money and atmosphere first, two very different and complementary criteria.
The cancellation of Ontario’s basic income pilot not only violates our ethical obligations to participants. It also means forfeiting a valuable research opportunity on income security.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
As with economic growth and wages, the RBA's response seems to involve crossing as many fingers and toes as possible and publicly proclaiming that things are looking good.
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
Social farms provide health, social and educational care to disadvantaged young people.
A two-year study finds dissatisfaction with current arrangements, but also identifies small changes that can make a big difference in helping to find suitable jobs for older workers.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
We conducted interviews with over 60 residents of a tent city. Their voices challenge common misconceptions.