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Unemployment Insurance in South Africa: A Descriptive Overview of Claimants and Claims

Haroon Bhorat, Sumayya Goga and David Tseng ()
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David Tseng: Development Policy Research Unit

Working Papers from University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit

Abstract: This study, primarily descriptive in nature, is one of the first to examine the claiming behaviour of unemployment benefit recipients within the South African Unemployment Insurance Fund system. In the period between 2005 and 2011, those with the lowest potential claim periods were also subject, on average, to lower absolute benefits compared to their wealthier counterparts.

Keywords: Unemployment Insurance; Unemployment Benefits; Social Security Architecture; Claimants; Youth; Income Replacement; South Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2013-12
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Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, December 2013, pages 1-36

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