Estimating the Effects of South Africa's Youth Employment Tax Incentive – An Update

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Show simple item record Ranchhod, Vimal Finn, Arden 2015-09-03T13:09:14Z 2015-09-03T13:09:14Z 2015-08
dc.identifier.citation Ranchhod, V., Finn, Arden. (2015). Estimating the Eff ects of South Africa's Youth Employment Tax Incentive – An Update. A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 152. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928281-13-9
dc.description.abstract Our previous study of the effects of South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) (Ranchhod and Finn, 2014) found that the ETI did not have a statistically significant impact on youth employment probabilities in the first six months of 2014. In this update we extend the period of analysis from six months to all twelve months of 2014 and find that this does not alter our qualitative findings. These are that the ETI has not resulted in a statistically significant change in the probability of young people finding jobs, despite its cost of R2 billion over the first year of its existence. Furthermore, there is no evidence to suggest that the introduction of the ETI resulted in an increase in the level of churning for youth in the labour market. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We acknowledge support from the National Research Foundation’s Human and Social Dynamics in Development Grand Challenge. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SALDRU Working Paper;152
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Unemployment en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Wage Subsidy en_US
dc.subject Employement Tax Incentive en_US
dc.title Estimating the Effects of South Africa's Youth Employment Tax Incentive – An Update en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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