Contrasting perspectives on globalization and labour in South Africa

Jenkins, Rhys (2006) Contrasting perspectives on globalization and labour in South Africa. Progress in Development Studies, 6 (3). pp. 185-200.

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The academic analysis of the labour market impacts of globalization has been dominated by neoclassical approaches both in the extensive work on developed countries and the more limited, but growing literature on developing countries. However, in many developing countries the positive impacts predicted for workers in (unskilled) labour-abundant economies have not been observed. This suggests that heterodox approaches may have an important contribution to make in analysing labour market outcomes. The paper contrasts the neoclassical and heterodox interpretations, reviews previous empirical studies of South Africa, and presents new data and analysis of the South African manufacturing sector.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Globalisation and CSR
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 14:12
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 16:30
DOI: 10.1191/1464993406ps137oa

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