More educated youth has not reduced inequality - study

According to the National Income Dynamic Study, the majority of South Africans who were poor in 2008, remain poor, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe revealed today.

The study also reveals that having more educated young people has not led to a reduction in inequality.

Of the people that were poor in 2008, almost three fifths of those people are still poor in 2014. And those who were non-poor in 2008, 79% of those remain non-poor in 2014.

Mastoera Sadan, programmes manager of the National Income Dynamic Study

Mastoera Sadan, programmes manager of the National Income Dynamic Study, says networking is the dominant method of securing employment. Poorer people have a more limited network than the wealthy, which makes it more difficult for them.

For young people who are employed it is those with a higher level education who remain employed over a period.

Mastoera Sadan, programmes manager of the National Income Dynamic Study

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