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dc.contributor.authorBlaauw, Phillip (Derick)
dc.contributor.authorBotha, Ilse
dc.contributor.authorSchenck, Catherina (Rinie)
dc.contributor.authorSchoeman, Christie
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-23T20:16:25Z
dc.date.available2014-01-23T20:16:25Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBlaauw, P.F., et al. (2013). Happy in the informal economy? A case study of well-being among day labourers in South Africa. International Business and Economics Research Journal. 12 (6): 1 - 20en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535-0754
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/965
dc.description.abstractPast research provided evidence of the negative effect that individual unemployment can have on subjective well-being. The persistent high levels of unemployment and poverty in South Africa have been well documented. Many people are forced into the informal economy, where they engage in a variety of survivalist activities such as day labouring. As o previous study has been conducted on the well-being of day labourers, the aim of this paper is to investigate the determinants of the well-being of South African day labourers. Objective and subjective functions are compared to determine the role of income and other variables in the well-being of day labourers. The determinants are categorised according to economic, comparison and attitudinal variables. The objective function uses income and the subjective function uses the binary measure of experiencing a good week in terms of wages as dependent variables. The results showed that attitudinal variables are important determinants for the subjective measure of well-being. The economic variables were important in both functions. The findings of this paper confirm other research findings showing that personal income is important for well-being in a poor community. The difference between these functions indicates that the subjective and objective measures of well-being both capture valuable characteristics of subjective well-being (SWB) in a poor community.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherClute Instituteen_US
dc.subjectDay labouringen_US
dc.subjectWell-beingen_US
dc.subjectHappinessen_US
dc.subjectInformal economyen_US
dc.titleHappy in the informal economy? A case study of well-being among day labourers in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.privacy.showsubmitterfalse
dc.status.ispeerreviewedtrue
dc.description.accreditationInternational Bibliography of Social Sciencesen_US


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