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Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
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Annual Report 2021
We look back at our key achievements over 2021 and highlight our recent contributions to the data revolution, SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions). Read more
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Research BriefAre women’s labour force participation rates improving in sub-Saharan Africa?
Several sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have achieved substantial economic growth in the past 30 years. Likewise, access to education has considerably expanded, as reflected in rising enrolment rates for both men and women...Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Journal ArticleFemale labor force participation in sub-Saharan Africa: A cohort analysis
Female labor force participation rates have been stagnating despite rising female education in sub-Saharan Africa since the turn of the millennium...Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Working PaperFemale labour force participation in sub-Saharan Africa: A cohort analysis
Female labour force participation rates have stagnated in sub-Saharan Africa since the turn of the millennium...Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Research BriefRacial inequality and demographic change in South Africa: Impacts on economic development
Over the past 20 years, researchers have been looking at the economic lifecycle of individuals around the world using National Transfer Accounts (NTA) data...Demographic dividend Economic lifecycle Intergenerational Mobility
Working PaperInequality and the generational economy: Race-disaggregated National Transfer Accounts for South Africa, 2015
Differences in the economic lifecycle between countries at different levels of development suggest that there may be differences between sub-populations within countries, particularly where the sub-populations have different levels of income...Demographic dividend Economic lifecycle Intergenerational Mobility