Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.
Almost all the people in the study were experiencing feelings like anxiety, worry, anger, boredom or frustration.
Can the structural barriers to low-skilled employment growth be overcome?
Politicians should take into account the psychological impact of being jobless.
Recent developments in the organisation of production have led to the decline of wage employment across much of the world.
The ANC did not create most of the patterns for which it is blamed. But it has done far too little to change them and often seems happy simply to live with them.
Youth unemployment in Nigeria is a skills mismatch problem – corporations can’t find suitable workers in the midst of a large pool of unemployed workers.
In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
It’s potentially the biggest change to welfare since ACC and would favour those on higher pay – so why does the public know so little about it?
Mass unemployment is not a result of people choosing to remain on welfare. Attempts to close the “employment gap” ignore the real cause: unemployment is structural, not behavioural.
There is no substance to the view that poor people are lazy and prefer to live on handouts from the state rather than seek work.
A parliamentary inquiry is looking into how to improve literacy levels among Australian adults. But the government can act now to make some information and services more accessible.
To get more people with disabilities and other disadvantages into jobs, we need a system built on collaboration, not competition.
Our work suggests we could have achieved much lower unemployment than we have in recent years, without driving up inflation.
Ghanaian students are losing patience with the lack of opportunities after graduation.
Our research shows the government must help tourism operators address chronic staff shortages, skyrocketing insurance and developing better plans for future shocks.
Harsh socio-environmental factors, especially when they happen in the early years of a child’s life, can establish a developmental “biology of misfortune”.
The Fair Work Commission has shown it can still provide important economic leadership.
Unless we’re careful the damage will be long-lasting — especially for younger Australians.
The pandemic has heightened existing weaknesses in South Africa’s skills training regime.