Nattavudh Powdthavee Are There Geographical Variations in the Psychological Cost of Unemployment in South Africa ?


Are certain groups of unemployed individuals hurt less by unemployment than others? This paper is an attempt to test the hypothesis that non-pecuniary costs of unemployment may vary between societies with different unemployment rates. Using cross-sectional data from the SALDRU93 survey, I show that households’ perceptions of life satisfaction are inversely… (More)

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