Getting ahead or falling behind: Findings from the second wave of the National Income Dynamics Study

dc.creatorWoolard, Ingrid
dc.creatorLeibbrandt, Murray
dc.creatorDaniels, Reza Che
dc.date2014-06-04T12:53:34Z
dc.date2014-06-04T12:53:34Z
dc.date2014
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:06:36Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:06:36Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionThe National Income Dynamics Study is the first national panel study of South African individuals. Its objective is to track these individuals over time to study social mobility. This paper documents the survey design and a successful recontact record in Wave 2 before providing an overview of the key findings from the other papers in this issue of the journal. Those from the top of the income distribution were hardest to recontact. The papers show that average real incomes grew slightly between 2008 and 2010. However, life satisfaction and expectations of future upward mobility declined. Being unemployed and moving into unemployment is associated with the lowest level of life satisfaction. Aggregate employment did not decline much but there was significant labour-market churn. The National Income Dynamics Study data reveal high levels of grade repetition and a slow transition from school to work. Relocating is shown to be an important part of schooling and employment decisions.
dc.identifierWoolard, I.; Leibbrandt, M. & Daniels, R.C. (2014). Getting ahead or falling behind: Findings from the second wave of the National Income Dynamics Study, Development Southern Africa 31(1): 1-15.
dc.identifierhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0376835X.2013.853613?queryID=%24%7BresultBean.queryID%7D#.U48WKvnoQ24
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/703
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - NIDS KW - South Africa KW - Longitudinal data analysis KW - Social mobility KW - Income distribution KW - Employment KW - Education LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Getting ahead or falling behind: Findings from the second wave of the National Income Dynamics Study TI - Getting ahead or falling behind: Findings from the second wave of the National Income Dynamics Study UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/703 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/703
dc.languageen
dc.publisherDevelopment Southern Africa
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subjectNIDS
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.subjectLongitudinal data analysis
dc.subjectSocial mobility
dc.subjectIncome distribution
dc.subjectEmployment
dc.subjectEducation
dc.titleGetting ahead or falling behind: Findings from the second wave of the National Income Dynamics Study
dc.typeJournal Article
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceArticleen_ZA
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