Two Policies to Alleviate Unemployment in South Africa

CID Faculty Working Paper No. 166

James Levinsohn
May 2008

A publication of the CID South Africa Growth Initiative


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 subject codes: J08, J60, O55