ISER Working Paper Series

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) working paper series seeks to promote the diffusion of research taking place within the Institute and by other scholars working on issues related to Social Policy and Labour. The series publishes manuscripts which reflect the Institute's ongoing activities but also privileges external research focussed on topicswhich are cross-cutting between social policy and labour and on the role of the state in addressing this interface.

The working paper series aims to showcase high quality research which has not yet been published in conventional outlets (i.e. academic journals), but may nonetheless be of interest and value to the scholarly community. The objective of our series is therefore to offer researchers the chance to place useful, high quality work on social policy and labour in the public domain and to receive feedback that can help develop the work for future publication in a journal or edited collection. All papers are subject to review by an editorial committee which aims to facilitate publication of approved papers on the ISER website within two months from the date of initial submission. 

For enquiries related to the working paper series or to submit a manuscript for consideration, please contact Dr Michael Rogan,

Please download working papers below:

A Cohort Analysis of Subjective Wellbeing and Ageing: Heading Towards a Midlife Crisis(2018/1)

Inequality, Social comparisons and minimum income aspiration-Dorrit Posel and Michael Rogan(2017.03)

Spatial differences in stunting and household agricultural production in South Africa: S. Otterbach & M. Rogan (2017.02)
‌Also published as: Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences, No. 13-2017

The Myth of a Green Economy and Green Jobs - Eddie Cottle (2017.01) 

Across Development State and Social Compacting - Ben Fine (2016.01)


The working poor in South Africa, 1997-2012 - Michael Rogan and John Reynolds (2015.4)


Schooling inequality, higher Education and the labour market - Michael Rogan and John Reynolds (2015.3)

Also published as LMIP Working Paper 2


A question of inclusivity - Justin Visagie (2015.2)


Labour after Globalisation - Edward Webster (2015.1)

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