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LMEM Education Model

LM-EM enables users to design economic and education policy scenarios, quantify their impact, and project future trends in economic indicators and the demand for and supply of occupations and educational qualifications.

The model links the ADRS multi-sector Macro-Economic Model of South Africa (MEMSA) to models of supply and demand for occupations and educational qualifications.

LM-EM produces forecasts in six principle categories: macroeconomic and industry indicators, employment at sector and SETA levels, demand/supply of educational qualifications, demand for occupations, skills (im)balances by educational qualifications, and (im)balances in the labour market. 

More About LM-EM

Who is LMEM designed for?
Education policy analysts, economists, human resource specialists, SETA authorities and other professionals in national or provincial government departments, research or academic institutions.
What is LMEM's research and policy focus?
Measuring short and long term impact of current or alternative economic and education policy scenarios.
What is the forecast period for LMEM?
A simulation period of between 1 and 15 years.
What kind of output does LMEM generate?
Output includes both labour force and macroeconomic impacts of your policy choices. Results for job openings, job seekers, and employment trends are available by occupation and educational qualification. Employment results can be broken down by economic sectors and SETAs with SETA results cross tabulated by occupation and educational qualification. Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided for each scenario.
How current is LMEM model?
Parameter settings and database reflect current data and policy measures. The database also incorporates the demographic structure of South Africa for every year until 2030.
What are the sources of LMEM's data?
Reserve Bank time series data, Statistics South Africa's sectoral time series data, Quarterly Labour Force Surveys of Statistics South Africa, population data from Statistics South Africa, and matric and graduation data from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.
What technical capacity does LMEM require?
Good access to the Internet and an e-mail address.
What kind of support is available for LMEM?
The model pages include useful instruction and information on how to design and run your scenarios. The LMEM Documentation section below has links to other instructional materials. On-line and on-site training are also available.  Read More »
How do I learn to use LMEM?
The website version of model is user-friendly, with a mix of design, instruction and information to help you learn to navigate quickly. Users may contact us directly. ADRS also offers on-line or on-site training to you and your team. Read More »
How do I subscribe to LMEM?
You need to send ADRS a request using Contact us page.
What does it cost to subscribe to LMEM?
ADRS provides subscription options for individual and institutional users. For more information on what options are available for you, please use the Contact us page to send us the basic information about yourself and/or your organization, and we will send you the relevant information.

LMEM Documentation

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