State pension payouts boost migrant job prospects for household members

3 October 2012
Publication Type: Policy Paper
Economic Theme: Public Finance
JEL Code: G51, I38, J12, J6

Large cash transfers to elderly South Africans, in the form of government pensions, boost the job prospects of working-age members of their households. In particular, men and women between the ages of 18 and 50, who live in a household with a pensioner, are more likely to become migrant workers than those living in households that do not benefit from a cash transfer.

Series title: Policy Brief 04
1 February 2011
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