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CID Working Paper No. 166

Two Policies to Alleviate Unemployment in South Africa

James Levinsohn

May, 2008

A publication of the CID South Africa Growth Initiative

Abstract

This paper suggests two policies to alleviate unemployment in South Africa— a targeted wage subsidy coupled with ease of dismissal for subsidized workers and immigration reform.

Keywords: wage subsidy, unemployment, South Africa

JEL codes: J08, J60, O55

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