Household responses to adverse income shocks: Pensioner out-migration and mortality in South Africa

 

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dc.creator Ranchhod, Vimal
dc.date 2012-12-03T12:05:10Z
dc.date 2012-12-03T12:05:10Z
dc.date 2009-07
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T10:05:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T10:05:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-28
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11090/20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/20
dc.description How do poor households respond to the cessation of cash transfers in developing countries? South Africa"s generous social pension system results in most of the poor elderly being the primary "breadwinner" in the household. I estimate the magnitude of the changes in household composition and labour force activity amongst the resident members of the household, that correlate with a pensioner leaving the household. I use nationally representative matched panel data from several waves of the South African Labour Force Surveys. Compositional changes include the out-migration of school-aged children, and in-migration of middle aged females and older adults of either gender. More than 1 in 4 losing households get an additional older adult. For people who maintain their residency status across waves, I nd large and statistically signi cant increases in employment rates for middle aged females and males (9.3 and 8.1 percentage points in each case), as well as for older adult females and males (10.3 percentage points in each case). For middle aged adults, this is not accompanied by a corresponding increase in labour supply.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit
dc.subject Cash transfers
dc.subject Household composition
dc.subject Old age pension
dc.subject Social grants
dc.subject Labour supply
dc.title Household responses to adverse income shocks: Pensioner out-migration and mortality in South Africa
dc.type Report
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource SALDRU Report en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department SALDRU en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Report DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Cash transfers KW - Household composition KW - Old age pension KW - Social grants KW - Labour supply LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Household responses to adverse income shocks: Pensioner out-migration and mortality in South Africa TI - Household responses to adverse income shocks: Pensioner out-migration and mortality in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/20 ER - en_ZA


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