Race and the Incidence of Unemployment in South Africa

  title={Race and the Incidence of Unemployment in South Africa},
  author={Geeta Kingdon John Knight},
South Africa’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world, and it has important distributional implications. The paper examines both en ry i to and duration of unemployment using data for the mid-1990s. A probit model of unemployment s how an important role for race, education, age, gender, home-ownership, location, and numer o s other variables, all of which have plausible explanations. The large race gap in unemplo y ent is explored further by means of a decomposition analysis akin… CONTINUE READING