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Type Working Paper - Econ3x3
Title The matric certificate is still valuable in the labour market
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 1-8
URL www.econ3x3.org
Abstract
Increasing levels of youth unemployment and learners’ poor performance at school have led to claims that the matric certificate no longer has much value in the labour market. However, the evidence does not support this claim. While the labour market conditions facing secondary school graduates have indeed worsened with time, the value of a matric certificate relative to that of grade 10 and 11 has remained positive both in terms of earnings and the likelihood of finding employment.

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Hofmeyr, Clare, Nicola Branson, and Murray Leibbrandt. "The matric certificate is still valuable in the labour market." Econ3x3 (2013).
Copyright DataFirst, University of Cape Town