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  • Branson, Nicola; De Lannoy, Ariane; Brynde, K (2019-02)
    This policy brief provides an overview of the evidence on the precarious connection between youth and the labour market in South Africa. Drawing on almost 10 years of data collected by the National Income Dynamics Study ...
  • 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 ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Culligan, Samantha; Ingle, Kim (2020-10)
    The Siyaphambili website is a product of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) post-school education and training research project at the University of Cape Town and was funded by the Kresge ...
  • De Lannoy, Ariane; Storme, Evelien; Mudiriza, Gibson; Smith, Charmaine (2018-07)
    More than two decades after South Africa’s transition to democracy, more than half of all young people between the ages of 15 to 24 in the country continue to live in income poverty. While progress has been made in ...
  • Whitelaw, Emma; Culligan, Samantha; Branson, Nicola (2020-10)
    The rise of the Covid-19 pandemic led South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to declare a national state of disaster on 15 March 2020. In response to the announcement, tertiary education institutions and student ...
  • 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, ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Culligan, Samantha; Tonini, Sara (2019-10)
    Many young people enter the labour force with limited skills due to low levels of school completion, low enrolment in post school education and training and even lower qualification completion rates. This reality stands ...
  • 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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