Maximising South Africa's Demographic Dividend
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.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2013|
|Publication status:||Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, October 2013, pages 1-42|
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