South Africa’s efforts to tackle joblessness can be more effective: here’s how

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In April, The Conversation published an article written by Ariane De Lannoy, together with Lauren Graham and Leila Patel. The authors argue that assessing youth employability interventions based solely on job placement is inadequate, as this ignores other outcomes which are also important, particularly in environments of high structural unemployment. They argue for the use of a range of outcome indicators together with job placement, such as enhancement of job search resilience, promotion of self-esteem and self-efficacy, and reduction of discouragement. Read the article.