Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector?

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Bhorat, Haroon en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Gasealahwe, Boingotlo en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T12:28:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T12:28:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Gasealahwe, B. 2013. Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector?. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5788
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dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the difference of over 4 million business owners found in the estimates produced by the QLFS 2010:2 and the Finscope (2010) South Africa Small Business Survey. The paper discusses a number of possible reasons for the discrepancy and finds that the QLFS 2010:2 understates the number of small business owners, with the converse being true for the Finscope (2010) South Africa Small Business Survey. Even after accounting for differences in the inclusion criteria of the two surveys as well as the use of divergent sampling weights, a large part of the difference in the estimates produced is still unaccounted for. The paper also calls into question the reliability of the estimates produced in Finscope survey as well as the validity of the negative binomial sampling methodology used to conduct the survey. Access to additional data from both Statistics South Africa and Finscope, will further unravel this mystery and provide a better understanding of the sources of the differences in the estimates produced. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.title Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector? en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Gasealahwe, B. (2013). <i>Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector?</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5788 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Gasealahwe, Boingotlo. <i>"Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector?."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5788 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Gasealahwe B. Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector?. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5788 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Gasealahwe, Boingotlo AB - This paper investigates the difference of over 4 million business owners found in the estimates produced by the QLFS 2010:2 and the Finscope (2010) South Africa Small Business Survey. The paper discusses a number of possible reasons for the discrepancy and finds that the QLFS 2010:2 understates the number of small business owners, with the converse being true for the Finscope (2010) South Africa Small Business Survey. Even after accounting for differences in the inclusion criteria of the two surveys as well as the use of divergent sampling weights, a large part of the difference in the estimates produced is still unaccounted for. The paper also calls into question the reliability of the estimates produced in Finscope survey as well as the validity of the negative binomial sampling methodology used to conduct the survey. Access to additional data from both Statistics South Africa and Finscope, will further unravel this mystery and provide a better understanding of the sources of the differences in the estimates produced. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector? TI - Wherein lies the difference in the estimate of the size of the South African small business sector? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5788 ER - en_ZA


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