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The impact of the Employment Equity Act on female inter-industry labour mobility and the gender wage gap in South Africa

Mattie Susan Landman and Neave O'Clery

No wp-2020-52, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: The Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998 was introduced by the South African government to address the legacy of apartheid and ensure equitable representation of black people and women in the South African labour market. Although the impacts of the Act are highly controversial, its widespread adoption among firms opens up questions on its impact on the structure of the South African labour market. This study primarily focuses on determining the impact of the Act on female inter-industry labour mobility and the gender wage gap.

Keywords: Employment Equity Act; Wage gap; Industry networks; Labour dynamics; Gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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