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Study reveals reality of SA families’ fortunes

8 September2016  |  SA News

Pretoria – Government has released the findings of the fourth Wave of the National Income Dynamic Study (NIDS), which profiles what is happening with South Africans across the income spectrum. Read more...


Study finds educated children from poor households might not have bright futures

8 September 2016  |  Jacaranda FM

A study shows that when it comes to our socio-economic circumstances, 95 percent of children who come from poor households might still not be able to create a better life for themselves. Watch Prof Murray Leibbrandt on the National Income Dynamics Study...


Job opening with NIDS: Data Quality Manager

SALDRU is the implementing agency for the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) on behalf of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). For this exciting project, we now require a Data Quality Manager to ensure our datasets are complete, accurate, useable and timely. The contract is initially until 31st August 2018 with a possibility of extension for repeated further 2-year funding cycles. Please see here for the full job advert.   Application deadline: 23 September 2016


UCT Summer training Programme in Social Science Research Using Survey Data
9-20 January 2017

This workshop is designed for university students or graduates seeking further training in statistics and survey analysis. It is targeted at those who are entering a post-graduate programme in the social sciences, or those employed in a government or private sector position that requires frequent interaction with social statistics.

Online application is open.
Click here for more information or  Download the flyer.


Seminar Series

There will be no seminar this week. Details on the next seminar to follow.

Other Writing

Youth friendly clinics make inroads in reducing unintended teen births in South Africa

Nicola Branson and Tanya Byker

Econ3x3 Brief: The inequality of space: What to do?

Pippa Green

Econ3x3 Brief: How much is inequality reduced by progressive taxation and government spending?

Ingrid Woolard, Rebecca Metz, Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig and Mashekwa Maboshe

World Bank working paper: The distributional impact of fiscal policy in South Africa

Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig, Mashekwa Maboshe, Catriona Purfield and Ingrid Woolard

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