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Determinants of income mobility and household poverty dynamics in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-03-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T10:07:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T10:07:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7420
dc.description Commissioned by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, February en
dc.description.abstract In this paper we analyse household income mobility dynamics among Africans in South Africa's most populous province, KwaZulu-Natal, between 1993 and 1998. Compared to industrialized and most developing countries, mobility has been quite high, as might have been expected after the transition in South Africa. This finding is robust when measurement error is controlled for. When disaggregating the sources of mobility, we find that demographic changes and employment changes account for a most of the mobility observed which is related to rapidly shifting household boundaries and a very volatile labour market in an environment of high unemployment. Using a multivariate analysis, we see that transitory incomes play a large role. We also find four types of poverty traps, associated with large initial household size, poor initial education, poor initial asset endowment and poor initial employment access that dominate the otherwise observed regression towards to the mean. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL en
dc.subject INCOME MOBILITY en
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD DYNAMICS en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.title Determinants of income mobility and household poverty dynamics in South Africa en
dc.type Research report-client en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Employment and Economic Policy Research en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3335 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1239 en
dc.outputnumber 1721 en
dc.bibliographictitle Woolard, I. & Klasen, S. (2004) Determinants of income mobility and household poverty dynamics in South Africa. (Commissioned by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, February). en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Woolard, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Klasen, S. en


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