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Type Journal Article - Development Southern Africa
Title Determinants of labour force participation in the North West province of South Africa
Volume 20
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
Page numbers 505-514
Based on data extracted from the 1995 October Household Survey of Statistics South Africa, this study has found that potential income is a major factor in labour force participation by African women in the North West province of South Africa. Other significant determinants of participation for both genders are age, education, region, marital status and relationship to the head of the household. The results imply that significant discrimination against African women still exists in the North West province, which partly explains the much lower participation rate for African women (64 per cent), compared with that of African men (86,5 per cent). The study supports the North West government's development strategy of developing human resources to eradicate poverty.

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