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Maximising South Africa's Demographic Dividend

  • Morne Oosthuizen

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    (Development Policy Research Unit
    Researcher)

Based 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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Paper provided by University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit in its series Working Papers with number 13157.

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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
Handle: RePEc:ctw:wpaper:13157
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  1. Stephan Klasen & Ingrid Woolard, 2009. "Surviving Unemployment Without State Support: Unemployment and Household Formation in South Africa," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 18(1), pages 1-51, January.
  2. Paul Gregg & Emma Tominey, 2004. "The Wage Scar from Youth Unemployment," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 04/097, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
  3. Alan Gelb & Taye Mengistae & Vijaya Ramachandran & Manju Kedia Shah, 2009. "To Formalize or Not to Formalize? Comparisons of Microenterprise Data from Southern and East Africa," Working Papers 175, Center for Global Development.
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