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The Lure of Ill-Fitting Unemployment Statistics: How South Africa’s Discouraged Work Seekers Disappeared From the Unemployment Rate

Overview of attention for article published in New Political Economy, May 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 450)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

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6 news outlets
twitter
16 tweeters

Citations

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3 Dimensions

Readers on

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14 Mendeley
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Title
The Lure of Ill-Fitting Unemployment Statistics: How South Africa’s Discouraged Work Seekers Disappeared From the Unemployment Rate
Published in
New Political Economy, May 2019
DOI 10.1080/13563467.2019.1613355
Authors

Juliette Alenda-Demoutiez, Daniel Mügge

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 3 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 14%
Lecturer 2 14%
Student > Master 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 29%
Computer Science 3 21%
Social Sciences 3 21%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 7%
Engineering 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 February 2021.
All research outputs
#467,778
of 17,125,476 outputs
Outputs from New Political Economy
#15
of 450 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,982
of 271,868 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Political Economy
#1
of 8 outputs
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