State failure in dealing with the NEET problem in South Africa: which way forward?

The concept 'not in education, employment or training' (NEET) has only recently been deployed in academic analyses and policy documents in South Africa. This article uses the concept to highlight the acute levels of youth unemployment experienced in that country. It discusses the causal factors, and adopts the concept of 'social capital' as a powerful explanatory device, particularly in explaining why the young unemployed fail to access the first job. The discussion then proceeds to critique South African state efforts in resolving the NEET problem. The strategies of the state have failed in m ... Show more

Authors: Kraak, Andre

Published: Abingdon, England, Taylor and Francis, 2013

Resource type: Article

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