The dynamics of poverty in the first four waves of NIDS

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Show simple item record Finn, Arden Leibbrandt, Murray 2016-09-15T13:06:59Z 2016-09-15T13:06:59Z 2016-08
dc.identifier.citation Finn, A., Leibbrandt, M. (2016). The dynamics of poverty in the first four waves of NIDS . Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town. SALDRU Working Paper Number 174/ NIDS Discussion Paper 2016/1.
dc.description.abstract We analyse the determinants of South Africans moving into and out of poverty over the first four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) for the years 2008 to 2014/2015. We focus on the balanced panel of NIDS respondents and find that a relatively high poverty exit rate was accompanied by a substantial proportion of the population being trapped in severe poverty. The roles of demographic versus income changes over time reveal that changing household composition is the largest trigger of poverty entry and exit, and that increasing income from government grants is the main trigger precipitating poverty exit for about one quarter of our sample. Regression analysis shows that access to the labour market within the household is the single most important determinant of poverty entry and exit after race. We calculate multidimensional poverty rates and find that although MPI poverty is far lower than money‐metric poverty, being chronically MPI poor over the four waves is closely matched by being chronically income poor. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Arden Finn: Doctoral student and researcher at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town. Murray Leibbrandt: Professor of economics and director of SALDRU at the University of Cape Town. Acknowledgements: Funding for this research from the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation is gratefully acknowledged. Arden Finn acknowledges the National Research Foundation for financial support for his doctoral work through the Chair in Poverty and Inequality Research. Murray Leibbrandt acknowledges the Research Chairs Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation for funding his work as the Chair in Poverty and Inequality Research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries NIDS Discussion Paper;2016/01
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title The dynamics of poverty in the first four waves of NIDS en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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