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  • School of Economics, University of Cape Town (2017-02)
    In October 2016, students’ request for free higher education again dominated South Africa’s political and public agenda. In an attempt to facilitate and contribute to the much-needed conversations on the topic, students ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Case, Anne (2006-12)
    Health status and socioeconomic status are important determinants of individuals’ wellbeing. Information on income alone, or on health alone, provides a less complete picture. Better health can lead to higher income, and ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Case, Anne (2009-07)
    Health status and socioeconomic status are important determinants of individuals’ wellbeing. Information on income alone, or on health alone, provides a less complete picture. Better health can lead to higher income, and ...
  • Lloyd, Neil; Leibbrandt, Murray (Econ3x3.org, 2013-06)
    New evidence suggests that non-searching unemployed people are significantly less satisfied with their lives than people who are not economically active. Indeed, the non-searching unemployed have hit rock bottom. Assuming ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Hofmeyr, Clare (Econ3x3, 2014-07)
    It is important to know whether a social grant such as the old age pension eases financial constraints in rural areas, thereby allowing young men to migrate to urban areas for work – or whether these grants encourage ...
  • Posel, Dorrit (2016-08)
    In this paper, I use unique and detailed data, collected in four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study, to provide a descriptive overview of inter‐household transfers in South Africa, including their prevalence and ...
  • Burns, Justine; Keswell, Malcolm (2006-12)
    The household is central to most policy initiatives aimed at reducing poverty, since it has long been thought that this is the most efficient way to transfer income and other resources towards those in need. Indeed, the ...
  • Hall, Katharine (2016-08)
    Children are affected by adult migration, whether or not they themselves move. Yet little attention has been paid to patterns of child mobility and changing household contexts in South Africa, and the ways in which these ...
  • Hofmeyr, Clare; Branson, Nicola; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ardington, Cally; Lam, David (Econ3x3.org, 2013-10)
    Increasing levels of youth unemployment and learners’ poor performance at school have led to claims that the matric certificate no longer has much value in the labour market. However, the evidence does not support this ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray; Woolard, Ingrid (2014-06)
    The high level of inequality in South Africa has added fuel to the debate surrounding the extent to which an African middle class has emerged in South Africa in the past 20 years. This paper analyses changes in income ...
  • Casale, Daniela; Posel, Dorrit (2006-12)
    Migration, at the broadest level, involves the movement of individuals over space and the change of an individual's place of residence. This general definition encompasses many different kinds of migration. Migration may ...
  • Posel, Dorrit (2009-07)
    This paper investigates measures of migration captured in the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), and it compares these measures, and how information is collected, with other household surveys conducted in South Africa. ...
  • Lam, David; Ardington, Cally; Branson, Nicola; Leibbrandt, Murray (Econ3x3.org, 2014-06)
    South Africa’s large racial gap in enrolment in tertiary education can be attributed to the widely varying quality of primary and secondary education rather than to the low incomes of most black and coloured households. ...
  • Grieger, Lloyd; Williamson, April; Leibbrandt, Murray; Levinsohn, James (2014-06-19)
    This analysis offers insight into short-term household change in South Africa by examining the extent and correlates of residential and compositional change. Data from Waves 1 and 2 of the National Income Dynamics Study ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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