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Research outputs: EMPLOYMENT

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2021 Beyond the formal economy: meeting young people where they're at

Does the notion of the proper job and terms like formal and informal employment make sense in the world today? Are our ways of thinking abou...

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2021 Youth education and employment in the digital economy

Key development goals for young people have included access to education, improving completion rates, minimising the gender gap in education...

2021 Young African University graduates: Economic loss and agility in the chaos of COVID-19

Over 500 mostly first-generation university graduates who formed part of an HSRC-led research study were excited at the prospect of securing...

2020 Innovation and employment growth in South Africa: effects and Implications

Previous studies have shown that innovation can influence employment growth at the business level. In the context of developing countries wi...