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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

The challenges that young South African’s face in accessing jobs: Could a targeted wage subsidy help?

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Research reports & papers
Author :
Rankin, N, Roberts, G and Schöer, V
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The paper is structured as follows: the first section outlines the severity of youth unemployment experiences especially by African youth followed by a discussion of the obstacles that affect the employment  probabilities of young job seekers and possible interventions that could be used by government to these obstacles. The second section reports key findings of a youth survey and a firm survey with regards to the matching process and firms’ responses to a hypothetical youth wage subsidy. The final section concludes.