Labour force withdrawal of the elderly in South Africa

dc.creatorLam, David
dc.creatorLeibbrandt, Murray
dc.creatorRanchhod, Vimal
dc.date2013-10-11T12:58:25Z
dc.date2013-10-11T12:58:25Z
dc.date2005-06
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:06:28Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:06:28Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionThis paper analyses labour market behaviour of the elderly in South Africa, focusing on the Black/African population group. The analysis uses data from the 2001 census and 1996 census, the Labour Force Surveys for September 2000 and 2001, and the Income and Expenditure Survey for 2000. Findings show that participation rates fall fairly rapidly after age 45, with particularly sharp declines in both participation and work at the age of eligibility for the old-age pension. Measures of unused productive capacity demonstrate that South Africa’s age profile of labour force withdrawal compares favourably with some OECD countries. The hazard rate indicates that the age of pension eligibility is associated with increased rates of retirement. The paper also examines major determinants of elderly labour supply, including household structure and marital status, public and private pensions and schooling and, finally, calculates probit regressions to gain a clearer picture of the variables affecting the work activity of the elderly.
dc.identifier1-77011-050-X
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/664
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Labour force KW - Elderly KW - Employment KW - Unemployment KW - South Africa KW - Census KW - Race KW - Labour force participation KW - Pension KW - Retirement KW - Household structure KW - Education KW - Work LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Labour force withdrawal of the elderly in South Africa TI - Labour force withdrawal of the elderly in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/664 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/664
dc.languageen
dc.publisherCSSR and SALDRU
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.relationCSSR/SALDRU Working Papers;118
dc.subjectLabour force
dc.subjectElderly
dc.subjectEmployment
dc.subjectUnemployment
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.subjectCensus
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectLabour force participation
dc.subjectPension
dc.subjectRetirement
dc.subjectHousehold structure
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectWork
dc.titleLabour force withdrawal of the elderly in South Africa
dc.typeWorking Paper
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceWorking Paperen_ZA
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