Maximising South Africa's Demographic Dividend
AbstractBased on 2005 estimates of National Transfer Accounts for South Africa, this paper investigates the resource flows across ages within the generational economy. The paper provides estimates of the lifecycle deficit and describes the financing of the deficit. The final section of the paper discusses the first and second demographic dividends and looks at potential policy options that would help the country maximise the benefit that arises through the demographic transition.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit in its series Working Papers with number 13157.
Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2013
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Publication status: Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, October 2013, pages 1-42
South Africa; National Transfer Accounts; Demographic Dividend; Lifecycle Deficit;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
- J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
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