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Unemployment Insurance in South Africa: A Descriptive Overview of Claimants and Claims

  • Haroon Bhorat
  • Sumayya Goga
  • David Tseng

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    (Development Policy Research Unit
    Director and Professor)

This study, primarily descriptive in nature, is one of the first to examine the claiming behaviour of unemployment benefit recipients within the South African Unemployment Insurance Fund system. In the period between 2005 and 2011, those with the lowest potential claim periods were also subject, on average, to lower absolute benefits compared to their wealthier counterparts.

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Paper provided by University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit in its series Working Papers with number 13160.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2013
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Publication status: Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, December 2013, pages 1-36
Handle: RePEc:ctw:wpaper:13160
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  1. Reyes Hartley, Gonzalo & van Ours, Jan C. & Vodopivec, Milan, 2010. "Incentive Effects of Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts: Evidence from Chile," IZA Discussion Papers 4681, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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