Young people's transition to work is prolonged and highly precarious. An entry-level job becomes a career, savings become subsistence, weekend shifts become lifelines. It doesn't have to be this way.
Many hidden obstacles confront Australia's older workers, so what workplace changes can be made to maximise the benefits and reduce the problems of an ageing population?
Indonesia has a large young workforce. But this can be a problem if they can't find jobs.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
Despite economic hardships, young people haven't been pushed into crime. But can we trust the data?
South Africa needs to spend more to stimulate economic growth. But this should not be unproductive or wasteful expenditure.
Might the lessons of Australia’s super-efficient welfare system offer a potential way forward for the development of a basic income – a universal, low but adequate payment?
It should be no surprise that a once great industry has lost its edge – the shine dullened a while ago.
Young people are shunning Africa's agricultural sector despite high levels of unemployment and food insecurity. This underscores the need to demonstrate the profitability of agriculture.
When children under 15 end up homeless it's likely to have a significant economic and social cost throughout their life.
To mark the African National Congress' policy review conference, we bring you a selection of previously published articles about the state of South Africa's governing party and the country.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
The current discussion about youth unemployment overlooks some nuances of the data that should be helping shape policy.
South Africa's unemployment figures have been stubbornly high over the past two decades. One policy measure that could help alleviate the pressure is a youth wage subsidy.
There is no mandatory four-week wait for young people to receive benefits in New Zealand.
A review of South Africa's methodology to measure poverty shows that 60% of people in the country are poor. This is way higher than the figures that are usually quoted.
Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that's a flawed use of the data.
Australians are used to casual work, but there's not yet any evidence the gig economy is taking off.
One in five workers in South Africa is poor. The plight of the working poor has wide implications. Employers have a responsibility to ensure a minimum level of decent wages.