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State pension payouts boost migrant job prospects for household members

Cally Ardington, Anne Case and Victoria Hosegood
Publication date
February 2011
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