The State of Youth: Labour Market Status & Policy Challenges

Year Published 2009
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Employment & labour markets, Labour, Policy analysis


This discussion document looks at some of the reasons for a focus on the youth labour market, including the need to halt the growth of new generations of long term unemployed, of new generations of low skilled workers and the contribution towards halving poverty and unemployment. More specifically, it looks at how by investing in young people, South Africa can benefit from the demographic dividend of an expanded labour force and lower dependency rates.

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