Odile Mackett is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Governance.
Her PhD research focuses on the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Agenda and the implications the traditional framing of ‘work’ is likely to have for gender equality in the labour market; given the different types of activities men and women engage in on a daily basis.
More generally, her research interests include social security, which is closely linked to access to the labour market, and the importance this has for poverty and inequality outcomes. Current ongoing projects include an investigation of household composition changes, the effects thereof on labour market attachment, and its implications for the efficacy of South Africa’s social security programmes.
Odile is an associate editor for the African Review of Economics and Finance as well as an associate member of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.