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What model for the South African labor market?

Peter Gahan

What model for the South African labor market?

lessons from the OECD and LDC"s

by Peter Gahan

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Published by University of New South Wales, School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour in New South Wales .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPeter Gahan and James A. Robinson.
SeriesWorking paper series / University of New South Wales, School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour -- no.119, Working paper series (University of New South Wales, School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour) -- no.119.
ContributionsRobinson, James A., University of New South Wales. School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour.
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Pagination40p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17876934M


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