Poverty, networks and location: the determinants of job search in South Africa

Hinks, T. (2008) Poverty, networks and location: the determinants of job search in South Africa. Journal of International Development, 20 (2). pp. 117-131. ISSN 0954-1748

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.1392

Abstract

Previous work into the decision to search or not for work when unemployed has found that local unemployment rates, education level and social networks are important in the case of South Africa. This paper introduces a number of additional variables in order to test what other factors are associated with this decision. It is found that previous work experience, job security of the households employed members, whether there is a state pensioner in the unemployed person’s household, poverty and proximity to public transport are all connected to the decision to varying degrees.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:job searching, unemployed, social networks, scarring, transport, South Africa, poverty
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
ID Code:11601
Deposited By: Dr T. Hinks
Deposited On:15 Nov 2010 15:30
Last Modified:07 Sep 2013 06:22

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