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Econ3x3: Critical public debate on unemployment and employment, income distribution and inclusive growth in South Africa

Econ3X3 publishes accessible research-based contributions and expert commentaries. The forum encourages debate on an integrated and consistent policy response to unemployment, inequality and poverty and a stronger engagement between research and policy making and invites contributions from economists and other social science researchers, policymakers and relevant experts.

The forum is an initiative of the Research Project on Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth – a national collaborative, independent research initiative supported by the National Treasury and based at SALDRU at the University of Cape Town. This research project is aimed at deepening our understanding of the dynamics of employment and unemployment, incomes and social outcomes and, notably, the interconnections between these three areas.

 The project is designed to promote dialogue across disciplines and paradigms, forge a stronger engagement between research and policy making and contribute to coordinated, consistent and effective economic and social policies directed at the three aforementioned critical problem areas (unemployment, inequality and poverty).

A key objective of this project is to promote an informed public discourse on these three problems and, especially, related policy issues. To this end, the project has initiated this online forum to provide a platform for concise, accessible, policy-relevant, research-based contributions and expert commentaries relating to these issues.