Financial support from the Human Sciences Research Council for this research is gratefully acknowledged. Contact: email@example.com. I would like to thank for their comments and contributions Stewart Ngandu, Miriam Altman, Al Berry, Neil Rankin, an anonymous referee, and in particular Rob Davies and Gabriel Palma. All errors and omissions are my own.
THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MANUFACTURING AND SERVICES TO EMPLOYMENT CREATION AND GROWTH IN SOUTH AFRICA
Article first published online: 8 AUG 2008
© 2008 The Author. Journal compilation © 2008 Economic Society of South Africa
South African Journal of Economics
Special Issue: Industrial growth and employment in South Africa
Volume 76, Issue Supplement s2, pages S175–S204, August 2008
How to Cite
Tregenna, F. (2008), THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MANUFACTURING AND SERVICES TO EMPLOYMENT CREATION AND GROWTH IN SOUTH AFRICA. South African Journal of Economics, 76: S175–S204. doi: 10.1111/j.1813-6982.2008.00187.x
- Issue published online: 8 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 8 AUG 2008
- South Africa
This study examines the linkages between the manufacturing and services sectors, and between each of them and the rest of the domestic economy, based on analysis of input-output tables and employment trends. This reveals that manufacturing is particularly important as a source of demand for the services sector as well as the rest of the economy through its strong backward linkages, which suggests that in this respect a decline in manufacturing could negatively affect future growth. Services are especially important in terms of employment creation, both direct and indirect.