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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Confronting Youth Unemployment: Policy options for South Africa

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
National Treasury, South Africa
Published :
2011
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South Africa has an acute problem of youth unemployment that requires a multi-pronged strategy to raise employment and support inclusion and social cohesion. High youth unemployment means young people are not acquiring the skills or experience needed to drive the economy forward. This inhibits the country’s economic development and imposes a larger burden on the state to provide social assistance.