The pandemic has hit young people very hard. The long-term costs of having them neither studying nor working more than justify investment in a national program to help them enter the workforce.
As state and local governments lure businesses to their shores with financial incentives, a recent study finds that two forms of stimulus spur growth more than others.
Increased capital investment and productivity need not result in job losses. Government can use industrial policy to link investment incentives to job preservation and even job creation.
A new airport, aerotropolis and development of two of the 'three cities' in the metropolitan strategy all aim to create jobs in Western Sydney. But right now the only certainty is a huge jobs deficit.
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
There aren't a lot of studies on South Africa's cultural economy. A new one finds a cluster of creative firms in Cape Town with high levels of innovation.
Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.
The informal sector represents an opportunity to improve the lives of a large part of the workforce. Government should desist from harming livelihoods and broaden the scope of policy measures.
Sites like Agbogbloshie provides a valuable service. They offer opportunities for job creation, profit and cleaning up environments littered with waste.
Deportees and other migrants return home wealthier, more educated and with more work experience than people who never left. This 'brain gain' benefits the whole community, financially and politically.
Ramaphosa offered five simple yet bold goals for the next ten years that cut across the social and economic structural constraints that inhibit South Africa’s potential.
The value of green technologies and systems is that they are largely decentralised or semi-decentralised.
South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
While pay and profit are not irrelevant in employees’ work decisions, there are other motivators.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.
The population growth is in the west, but most of the jobs are still in the city centre. Three major development proposals could help reshape Melbourne in ways that help overcome this costly mismatch.
On Q&A, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson said almost 60% of small business owners in Australia are paid $50,000 or less. Is that right?