Maximising South Africa's demographic dividend

Type Working Paper - DPRU Working Paper 13/157
Title Maximising South Africa's demographic dividend
Issue 13/157
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 1-46
URL WP13-157.pdf
Based on 2005 estimates of National Transfer Accounts for South Africa, this paper investigates the resource flows across ages within the generational economy. The paper provides estimates of the lifecycle deficit and describes the financing of the deficit. The final section of the paper discusses the first and second demographic dividends and looks at potential policy options that would help the country maximise the benefit that arises through the demographic transition.

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