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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dinkelman, Taryn; Ranchhod, Vimal; Hofmeyr, Clare (Econ3x3, 2014-04)
    What happens when a previously unregulated labour market is regulated? After the introduction of minimum wages and mandatory employment contracts for domestic workers, wages increased markedly while neither employment nor ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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