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SA-TIED seminar on pension-related tax expenditures

On 03 May the SA-TIED programme will host an online seminar on pension-related tax expenditures. The presentation will be given by Agustin Redonda and Chris Axelson under the SA-TIED project work stream on Public revenue for inclusive development ...

3 May 2021
Online, Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Working Paper
Measuring earnings inequality in South Africa using household survey and administrative tax microdata

Overall income inequality in South Africa is very high, and inequality generated in the labour market is a key driver of inequality...

Inequality Earnings Tax data
Working Paper
State-dependent fiscal multipliers and financial dynamics: An impulse response analysis by local projections for South Africa

The aim of this paper is to assess South Africa’s fiscal multiplier across different states of the economy, with a focus on the financial accelerator mechanism of fiscal policy shocks, by estimating impulse response functions from both linear a...

Fiscal multipliers impulse response State-dependent
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at an SA-TIED Policy dialogue event

UNU-WIDER's SA-TIED programme organized an online policy dialogue event on 19 April. The topic of the event was ' Tax and benefit responses to COVID-19 in South Africa '. The event introduced research results of studies using the...

19 April 2021
Online, South Africa
Past event
Blog
COVID-19 lays bare Cape Town’s social divide, deepens underlying inequalities

The COVID-19 pandemic delivered a devastating economic shock to livelihoods across the world. In Cape Town, it has been toughest on those who had just found a way to keep their heads above water, living on the fringes of urban society...

South Africa Urban COVID-19
Blog
Good intentions falling short – the case of pension-related tax expenditures in South Africa

Tax benefits to boost contributions into pension funds or pension-related tax expenditures (PTEs) are used widely by governments worldwide to address issues related to the aging of population and the sustainability of retirement systems...

Inequality Tax administration data Tax expenditures
Working Paper
The impacts of public expenditure innovations on real exchange rate volatility in South Africa

This study investigates the impacts of public expenditure innovations on exchange rate volatility in South Africa using quarterly data for the period 1970–2019...

Public expenditure impulse response Exchange rate
Working Paper
Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa

This paper explores the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa on income poverty and inequality in South Africa...

Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution
Working Paper
Ethnicity is not public service destiny: The political logic of service distribution in South Africa

Millions of South Africans in thousands of demonstrations have protested the unequal allocation of public services...

Public service delivery Ethnicity Africa
Blog
Persistent gender roles in South Africa deprive women of leisure time
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In most countries, traditional gender roles within the household are still common due to the prevalence and persistence of patriarchal systems...

South Africa Women's empowerment Women's labour force participation
Working Paper
The livelihood impacts of COVID-19 in urban South Africa: A view from below

This paper investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related policy measures on livelihoods in urban South Africa...

COVID-19 Welfare dynamics Lockdown
Working Paper
The asymmetric impact of economic policy uncertainty on firm-level investment in South Africa: Firm-level evidence from administrative tax data

This paper uses firm-level data and a news-based measure of economic policy uncertainty to provide empirical evidence that economic policy uncertainty has a negative impact on firm-level investment in South Africa...

Economic policy policy uncertainty Investment
Blog
Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa’s food systems

Agriculture and agro-processing value chains have been under pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been particularly marked where they remain underdeveloped, as is the case in South Africa and the rest of the region...

Technology Supermarkets South Africa
Blog
Surprise success – moving SA-TIED seminars online makes them more engaging and fruitful

In September 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic, SA-TIED moved its seminar series online. What once took place at the National Treasury in Pretoria, now takes place once or twice a month on Zoom...

SA-TIED South Africa
Working Paper
The influence of household composition on leisure time in South Africa: A gender comparison

This study considers how household composition influences the leisure time of men and women in South Africa, using the South African 2010 Time Use Survey...

leisure household composition Gender inequality
Working Paper
Youth unemployment hysteresis in South Africa: Macro-micro analysis

This study simulates the macro-micro economic impacts of the employment policy, focusing on hysteresis in youth unemployment in South Africa...

Computable general equilibrium Youth unemployment Employment
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