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The Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) is engaged in a number of research initiatives. These include the following:

  • On-going tracking and analysis of labour market trends, with a particular focus on the Eastern Cape, for publication in Information Sheets and the Annual Labour Market Review.
  • A graduate tracer study funded by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in support of the national Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP). The study is focused on graduates from Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare, and will contribute to the development of a national approach to the design and execution of graduate tracer studies.
  • Research on informal work, including consideration of health and poverty outcomes.
  • Research on labour migration (in planning phase).
  • Research on the labour movement (in planning phase).
  • Research on social policy and work (in planning phase).

NALSU staff also support the strengthening of data management, e.g. through participation in the External Advisory Board for DataFirst at the University of Cape Town, advisory support to Statistics South Africa, and support to departments and public entities in the Economic Growth and Infrastructure Cluster of the Eastern Cape Provincial Government in strengthening the gathering, processing and analysis of employment data. NALSU also provides training in quantitative data analysis, starting, in 2014, with training of Masters students at Rhodes University.

Last Modified: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:48:41 SAST