SALDRU Talks to Radio Sonder Grense about the National Income Dynamics Study

SALDRU’s Corné van Walbeek spoke to Melissa Tighy of Radio Sonder Grense (RSG) about the National Income Dynamic Study (NIDS). NIDS researchers are currently out in the field collecting data.

SALDRU is trying to reach as many South Africans as possible to inform them about the significance of the NIDS survey through a variety of media platforms.

Corné explained to RSG that the uniqueness of the NIDS survey is the fact that it goes back to the same participants repeatedly to collect data about how their lives have changed over a period of time. NIDS has collected data in four rounds over eight years.

Currently in its 5th wave (phase) of data collection and approaching it’s tenth year, the NIDS survey is not just interested in what changes take place in people’s lives, but also why those changes take place.

Over the past eight years, 17 000 households were surveyed. However, NIDS seeks to expand the survey to an additional 8 000 households to make the study as representative as possible of all South Africans.

Listen to the RSG interview conducted in Afrikaans and hear Corné talk more about some interesting findings.