This policy brief examines the educational transitions of young people in South Africa. Using data from the South African Youth Panel Study (SAYPS), which followed Grade 9 learners who participated in the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) over four consecutive years, the analysis found that learners followed smooth, staggered or stopped pathways through school. The findings are used to highlight a number of policy implications at the national, school and individual (learners, households and communities) levels.

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You can find the full Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) report on educational transitions here:

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