The South African Informal Sector: Creating Jobs, Reducing Poverty

The South African Informal Sector: Creating Jobs, Reducing Poverty

While the informal sector is the ‘forgotten’ sector in many ways, it provides livelihoods, employment and income for about 2.5 million workers and business owners. One in every six South Africans work in the informal sector. Almost half of the employees work in firms and these firms provide about 850 000 paid jobs – almost twice direct employment in the mining sector.

This volume is strongly evidence- and data-driven, with substantial quantitative contributions combined with qualitative findings – suitable for an era of evidence-based policy-making – and utilises several disciplinary perspectives.

Pages: 512

ISBN 13: 978-0-7969-2534-3

Publish Year: March 2018

Publisher: HSRC Press

 

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