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Unemployment: State of knowledge, gaps and research priorities for an integrated approach

Frederick Fourie and Murray LeibbrandtSeptember 02, 2012

This paper presents the list of 'knowledge gaps' of the unemployment/employment focus area in REDI3x3. It builds on a recent survey (Fourie 201) which demonstrates that three major discourse 'worlds' - labour, poverty/inequality/development, and macroeconomic - can be distinguished. Debate occurs within these 'silos', but not much between them. We present two basic diagnoses: fragmentation and the need for cross-discourse integration.