WP 13/160 - Unemployment Insurance in South Africa: A Descriptive Overview of Claimants and Claims

Haroon Bhorat, Sumayya Goga and David Tseng

Date of Publication: 
December 2013

This study, primarily descriptive in nature, is one of the first to examine the claiming behaviour of unemployment benefit recipients within the South African Unemployment Insurance Fund system. In the period between 2005 and 2011, those with the lowest potential claim periods were also subject, on average, to lower absolute benefits compared to their wealthier counterparts.

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