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Unemployment and AIDS: the social-democratic challenge for South Africa

Year: 2004
Author: Nattrass, Nicoli
Unit: ASRU
Journal: Development Southern Africa
Volume: 21
Issue: 1
Pages: 87-108
DOI: 10.1080/0376835042000181435
Abstract:

Addressing Aids and unemployment is one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa at present. Health and welfare interventions will be costly and are likely to meet with resistance from taxpayers. Expanding employment (which will help alleviate poverty and expand the pool of taxpayers) is thus necessary. An inclusive social accord could help, but only if organised labour is prepared to make concessions, as was the case in the new social accords in Australia, Ireland and the Netherlands.


Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0376835042000181435
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