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Influx Control and Urban Labour Markets

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780198273349
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0006

Series: Oxford Studies in African Affairs

Influx Control and Urban Labour Markets

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This chapter examines the impact of the migrant labour system and influx control legislation. First, it examines the patterns of urban labour demand, and the effect of the migrant labour system and influx control laws on the incorporation of adult male workers into the urban work-force. It then examines African women's occupational options in the cities and how these were affected by the migrant labour system on the one hand, and the influx control legislation on the other.

Keywords: migrant labour system; influx control legislation; urban labour demand; labour; occupational options

Chapter.  11961 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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