Mobility and Inequality in the First Three Waves of NIDS

dc.creatorFinn, Arden
dc.creatorLeibbrandt, Murray
dc.descriptionHow much income mobility was there in South Africa between 2008 and 2012? Did this mobility serve to equalise or disequalise longer-term measures of income? In this paper we address the first question by assessing the extent of absolute and relative economic mobility. We then turn our attention to the second question of the joint relationship between mobility and inequality, and implement a new measure that is designed to reveal just how equalising or disequalising mobility has been. We find that there was a lot of absolute and relative mobility in the period covered by the first three waves of NIDS, and that this mobility served to equalise longer-term incomes slightly.
dc.descriptionArden Finn, Doctoral student and researcher at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Unit, University of Cape Town Murray Leibbrandt, Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and the Director of SALDRU. Holder of the DSD/NRF National Research Chair of Poverty and Inequality Research. Principal Investigator on the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Poverty and Inequality at UCT.
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - National Income Dynamics Study KW - NIDS KW - Income Mobility LK - PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Mobility and Inequality in the First Three Waves of NIDS TI - Mobility and Inequality in the First Three Waves of NIDS UR - ER - en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.relationSALDRU Working Papers;120
dc.subjectNational Income Dynamics Study
dc.subjectIncome Mobility
dc.titleMobility and Inequality in the First Three Waves of NIDS
dc.typeWorking Paper
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