Government funding in Nigeria's education sector has been chronically low and needs to be changed.
Many employers remain unaware of the law around employing refugees and migrants – even if they could help fill staff shortages.
New research finds that people who live in areas with high unemployment in their youth are more likely to retire early.
History suggests we can run sizable budget deficits while shrinking the budget debt burden. Mid last century our leaders weren't afraid to say so.
Little is known about how many people transition between the informal and formal sectors, a phenomenon called "churning".
We have quantified the effects of twelve power station closures in five states. Local unemployment shoots up and comes down only slowly.
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
There are more than 1.3 million young Australian voters in NSW, but they feel excluded from traditional politics. To win the youth vote, politicians must address the key issues that matter to them.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
South Africa needs to urgently step up its efforts to drive economic growth by harnassing the power of the state, as well as the markets.
The government insistence of an employment success story betrays the reality of austerity job cuts and pay squeezes for many
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning.
More attention needs to be paid to aligning South Africa's family policy with the realities of everyday life.