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BlogPrecarious employment for youth in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia
Youth (those aged 15–29) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face notoriously precarious employment prospects...Labour market outcomes Gender equality; Labour markets Informality
Working PaperYouth 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
Working PaperVulnerable employment of Egyptian, Jordanian, and Tunisian youth: Trends and determinants
Youths in the Middle East and North Africa face the highest unemployment rates in the world. Those who are employed are pushed to accept informal sector jobs that are insecure, unsafe, and lack non-wage benefits...Vulnerable employment Informality Youth unemployment
Working PaperCan a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment?: Evidence from South Africa
The paper examines the incidence and employment impacts of the Employment Tax Incentive, a South African wage subsidy system that is targeted at the employers of low-wage youth...Employment Youth unemployment Taxation
Policy BriefEmployment expectations of university students in Mozambique: Results from a baseline survey
Before now, there has been no systematic study of the transition of university students as they finish their studies and enter the labour market...Employment Education Wages
ReportBaseline Survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique
The survey on the School-to-Work Transitions of University Graduates in Mozambique aims to respond to the concerns of the Government of Mozambique and development partners with respect to youth employment in the country...Employment Education Wages
BlogEmploying young people in South Africa: What role has the Employment Tax Incentive played?
South Africa has some of the highest rates of joblessness in the world and youth unemployment is particularly severe. Roughly two in five young South Africans who want work cannot find it, according to labour force surveys...Youth unemployment Tax incentive South Africa
Working PaperThe effects of the Employment Tax Incentive on South African employment
South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive, launched in 2014, aimed to address low youth employment by reducing the cost of hiring young workers...Wage subsidy South Africa Youth unemployment