Surviving Unemployment without State Support : Unemployment and Household Formation in South Africa

@inproceedings{Klasen2000SurvivingUW,
  title={Surviving Unemployment without State Support : Unemployment and Household Formation in South Africa},
  author={Stephan Klasen and Ingrid Woolard},
  year={2000}
}
High unemployment in many OECD countries is often attributed, at least in part, to the generosity and long duration of unemployment compensation. It is therefore instructive to examine a country where high unemployment exists despite the near complete absence of an unemployment insurance system. In South Africa unemployment stood at 23% in 1997 and the unemployed have no unemployment insurance nor informal sector activities to fall back on. This paper examines how the unemployed are able to get… CONTINUE READING

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