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Labour markets during apartheid in South Africa

Mariotti, Martine


Anecdotal evidence shows that despite extensive restrictions on the hiring of African workers, these workers were increasingly employed in semi-skilled occupations throughout the apartheid era. This article shows that White skill acquisition throughout the apartheid era reduced the supply of White semi-skilled workers and led to the removal of job reservation, the process of reserving skilled and semi-skilled jobs for Whites. Although job reservation declined, there is little evidence of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic History Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00621.x


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