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  • Fincham, R.; Harrison, D.; Khosa, M.; Le Roux, I. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 1993-11)
    The period preceding the April 1994 elections offers an opportunity for significant contributions to be made in policy formulation in key areas of social and economic concern. Situational analyses in particular areas such ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ranchhod, Vimal (2016-08)
    How should the correlation between the earnings of parents and children in South Africa be calculated in the presence of high unemployment, and what is the role of education in determining this relationship? We use the ...
  • Beukes, E.P; Pearce, A (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 1993-09)
    This report is one of a series of regional studies of available statistics on living standards and development. It has been produced as part of a larger study of the South African Labour and Development Research Unit ...
  • Cobbledick, J.; Sharratt, M. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 1993-10)
    This report is concerned with the generation of a poverty profile in the Durban region. For the purposes of this report, the 'Durban region' is defined as the magisterial districts of Durban, Chatsworth, Inanda, Pinetown, ...
  • Hall, Peter; Saayman, Gina; Molatedi, Dudu; Kok, Pieter (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 1993-11)
    This document, compiled by staff of the Development Policy and Planning Unit of the Human Sciences Research Council, presents a profile of living standards and poverty in the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vaal Triangle (PWV). One ...
  • Moultrie, Tom (2006-12)
    This briefing paper sets out proposed questions for the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) that will ensure that the study will be able to answer questions relating to the intersection between demographic variables and ...
  • Menendez, Alicia; Branson, Nicola; Lam, David; Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-12)
    Reports in the South African media consistently describe an explosion of teenage pregnancies. Yet studies by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town show that teen ...
  • Keswell, Malcolm; Burns, Justine (2006-12)
    Well functioning credit and insurance markets, in many respects, obviates the need for public policy that is oriented at providing support to households when they face economic hardship. But when the market for cheap ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray; Woolard, Ingrid (Econ3x3.org, 2013-07)
    The measurement of poverty should include dimensions of well-being that cannot be measured in monetary terms. Data on health, education and standards of living can be used to calculate a so-called Multidimensional Poverty ...
  • Kannermeyer, Catherine (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2016-08)
    This discussion paper examines subjective well‐being using the National Income Dynamics Study. The survey is an individual level panel survey, with data collected biannually, with 4 waves available, from 2008‐2015. The ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Lam, David (2007-01)
    There can be little question that education plays a fundamental role in income dynamics, and that it should be an important focus of the National Income Dynamics Study. In preparing this document, we have been motivated ...
  • Conradie, Beatrice (2007-01)
    At the last count agriculture employed twice as many people as the mining sector and about four fifths of the number employed in the manufacturing sector. Together with domestic work, farm work is often seen as employment ...
  • Southern African Labour and Development Unit (2017-02)
    This factsheet was developed as a compendium to the F(r)ee Higher Education sheet. Recognizing that NSFAS loans are currently the government’s key strategy to facilitate higher education access among low-income students, ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray; Woolard, Ingrid (2014-06)
    Gauging levels of welfare using data on income and expenditure while informative is limited, and can be enhanced by including non-money-metric measures. Using data from the detailed and nationally representative PSLSD ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Byker, Tanya (2016-04)
    Despite widespread, freely available contraception and progressive reproductive health laws, most teen mothers report their last pregnancy as unintended or unplanned. This begs the question: Why are many sexually active ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Case, Anne; Menendez, Alicia; Bärnighausen, Till; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray (2014-06-19)
    Globally and locally, youth unemployment is on the rise, leading the ILO to warn of a “‘scarred’generation of young people” who face low rates of employment and high rates of inactivity (ILO 2013). Policymakers and researchers ...

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