What social protection measures are in place for those who’ll be worst affected by the economic impacts of the lockdown?
Several groups of people are at high risk of hardship, especially those who have effectively become unemployed because of the lockdown.
Ten years ago, almost a third of self-employed people in the UK contributed to pension schemes. That figure has dropped dramatically.
Informal trading in Fordsburg, Johannesburg.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
A variety of personal reasons motivate people to run a small business.
Most owners of small businesses reconcile competing work and life demands in an ad hoc way.
South Africa needs review policies meant to support people living with disabilities to give them a better deal.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
Is freelancing the future of employment?
Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
An unclear employment picture.
Too little is known about the changing work patterns at the margins of the labour market.
Standing on the sidelines.
Businesses are reducing the UK tax take with a new form of self-employment which harks back to mediaeval England.
Not out of business yet.
David Cameron has announced his aspiration for the UK to become a nation of “full employment”, promising that Britain will have the highest employment rate of any major world economy. This is not the first…
Findings by ANU’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research indicates improvements to skills and policy changes has…