Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
Scotland tends to take a more progressive approach to inequality, but how is it actually faring compared to the rest of the UK?
The system of welfare conditionality that underpins Universal Credit is ineffective at moving people off social security and into work.
South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs.
While many jobs are being replaced by technology, those that participate in the making of (good) social experiences for people are bucking the trend.
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.