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dc.contributor.advisor Tessera, A. Mathebula, Inocent Nelson
dc.contributor.other Yibas, N
dc.contributor.other Yibas, N. 2018-06-11T12:15:26Z 2018-06-11T12:15:26Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M. Sc. (Statistics)) --University of Limpopo, 2017. en_US
dc.description.abstract South Africa is one of the countries with chronic high unemployment rate. The unemployment rate has consistently been above 24% for a considerable period of time. It is important for policy and decision makers to know the type of persons who are unemployed, and underemployed in order to come up with the right intervention. The purpose of this study was to find and describe the determinants of unemployment, underemployment, and earnings in South Africa. In order to realize the objectives of the study, secondary data from 2012 Quarterly Labour Force Survey was used. Statistics South Africa collects labour market related information from persons between the age of 15 and 64. The data have information on status of unemployment, underemployment and earnings and other related to variables. Logistic regression was applied on the data and it was found that age, gender, population group, marital status, level of education, and province were significant determinants of unemployment in South Africa. Gender, population group, sector, marital status and contract duration were found to be significantly associated with time-related underemployment. Generalised linear model was applied on the data and it was found that gender, population group, marital status, level of education contract duration, geographical location, and sector were the determinants of earnings. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 82 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Unemployment en_US
dc.subject Highest educational level completed en_US
dc.subject Population group en_US
dc.subject Marital status en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployment -- South Africa. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployement -- Social aspects en_US
dc.title Determinants of unemployment and earnings in South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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