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Politique éducative et marché du travail en Afrique du Sud. Une analyse en EGC


  • Hélène Maisonnave
  • Bernard Decaluwé


South Africa faces skills shortage and huge inequalities in its education system inherited from the former Apartheid regime. This paper presents a dynamic computable general equilibrium model that analyses the impact of public spending in education on students’ behaviors and on the labor market in long run. We find that this policy improves graduation rates and skills among the population, but in the long run, as economic growth is too slow, the labor market can’t absorb all the new skilled workers. JEL Classification: D58, I28, O11

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  • Hélène Maisonnave & Bernard Decaluwé, 2010. "Politique éducative et marché du travail en Afrique du Sud. Une analyse en EGC," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 76(3), pages 289-335.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reldbu:rel_763_0289

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    1. Hannah Schuerenberg-Frosch, 2015. "How to Model a Child in School? A Dynamic Macrosimulation Study for Tanzania," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 83(1), pages 117-139, March.

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    computable general equilibrium model; education; South Africa;

    JEL classification:

    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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