Books

Cantillon, S., Mackett, O. & Stevano, S. (2023). Feminist Political Economy: A Global Perspective. Agenda Publishing.

Journal articles

Mackett, O. (2022). Decent work in the South African macroeconomy: who are the winners and losers? Humanistic Management Journal, 7, 277-305. Read Article

Mackett, O. (2022). Measuring economic activity in Africa: ‘Time over money’ approach includes women and unemployed youth. New Agenda, 84, 36-42. Read Article

Mackett, O. (2021). Quality of work and unpaid reproductive labour in the South African labour market. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 22(7), 47-68. Read Article

Mackett, O. (2021). Female farm holding in Botswana’s agriculture industry. Agrekon, 60(3), 317-334Read Abstract

Mackett, O. (2020). The Effects of COVID-19 on Women in South Africa: An Analysis using the Social Provisioning Framework. Social and Health Sciences, 18(2), 70-95. Read Article

Mackett, O. (2020). The measurement of decent work in South Africa: A new attempt at studying quality of work. African Review of Economics and Finance, 12(1), 203-247. Read Abstract

Mackett, O. (2020). Social Grants as a Tool for Poverty Reduction in South Africa? A Longitudinal Analysis Using the NIDS Survey. African Studies Quarterly, 19(1), 41-64. Read Article

Book Chapters

Mackett, O. (2023). Black Feminism and Development. In Obeng-Odoom, F. (ed.). Edward Elgar Handbook on Alternative Global Development.

Working Papers

Malindini, K & Mackett, O. “Trade liberalisation and female employment in Botswana and South Africa”, Globus Research Paper 14/2018.

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Conference Proceedings

Mackett, O. (2019). Measuring decent work in South Africa: A step towards reviewing and maintaining indicators. African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF) Conference, Johannesburg, August 2019.

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Conference presentations

  • “Grandmothers and the care crisis: the role of urban grandmothers in fillinf care gaps”. To be presented at the 32nd IAFFE Annual Conference, 3 July – 5 July 2024, Rome, Italy.
  • “Gender inequalities in time-use between cohabiting and married individuals: evidence from the South African time-use survey”. Presented at the 45th International Association for Time Use Research Annual Conference, 28 Nov – 30 Nov 2023, Tokyo, Japan.
  • “Skip-generation care chains: The growing importance grandmothers in South Africa’s care regime”. Presented at the 31st IAFFE Annual Conference, 6 July – 8 July 2023, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • “Structural discrimination and quality of work in the South African labour market”. Presented at the Gender, Work & Organization Conference, 28 June – 30 June 2023, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • “The evolution of marriage, households, and the South African labour market: An analysis of household survey data, 1995-2020”. Presented at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting, 6 January – 8 January 2023, New Orleans, USA.
  • “Who cares for the unemployed? Employment-based dependency ratios and unpaid reproductive work in South African households”. Presented at the 30th IAFFE Annual Conference, 29 June – 1 July 2022, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • “For whom does one toil? Time-use differentials, social reproduction, and occupational prestige; Evidence from the American time-use survey” Presented at the 30th IAFFE Annual Conference, 29 June – 1 July 2022, Geneva Switzerland (joint: I Buder, D Fields, & J Strenio).
  • “Decent work in the South African macroeconomy: who are the winners and losers? 21st International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society. Virtual Presentation, July 2021.
  • “Measuring decent work in South Africa: A step towards reviewing and maintaining indicators” Presented at the African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF) Conference, Johannesburg, August 2019. 
  • “LDCs & EU trade agreements: The case of Lesotho and Mozambique” Presented at the Globus workshop on the EU’s trade and development policies in a changing global environment, Oslo, March 2019 (joint: K Malindini).
  • “Trade liberalisation and female employment in Botswana and South Africa” Presented at the Globus workshop on Gender and Trade, Dublin, Ireland, November 2018 (joint: K Malindini).
  • “Measurement and determinants of decent work: Evidence from the Gauteng City Region” Presented at the Biennial Economics Society of South Africa Conference, Grahamstown, South Africa, August 2017
  • “Social grants as a tool for poverty reduction in South Africa? A longitudinal analysis using the NIDS survey” Presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development, Ottawa, Canada, August 2017