Unemployment and household formation

Type Working Paper - SALDRU Working Paper Number 126 and NIDS Discussion Paper 2013/8
Title Unemployment and household formation
Issue 126
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://www.opensaldru.uct.ac.za/bitstream/handle/11090/690/2013_126_Saldruwp.pdf?sequence=1
In comparison to other continents, Africa has received little scholarly attention with regard to household composition. Household composition is endogenous to a variety of welfare issues and little is understood about the determinants of this composition. Understanding the household composition and formation decision may improve our understanding of how the unemployed gain access to resources and how household composition could provide a safety net to the unemployed. However, increasingly, more work is surfacing around the topic in South Africa.

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