Rocco Zizzamia, a SALDRU Research Officer, presented his paper entitled, "Is employment a panacea for poverty in South Africa? A mixed-methods investigation" at the Human Development and Capability Association Conference, in Buenos Aires in early September. The conference theme was "Human development and social inclusion in an urbanising world".
Chief Researcher at SALDRU, A/Prof. Ariane De Lannoy, has been appointed to the supervisory board of ANTHUSIA. ANTHUSIA is a multi-disciplinary research project in the Anthropology of Human Security in Africa conducted by a consortium of four universities in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Norway.
SALDRU researcher, Rocco Zizzamia, of St Anne’s College at Oxford University won the Papiya Ghosh Thesis Prize. Rocco's thesis explores the effects that volatility in the South African labour market has on individual well-being, specifically focusing on those (paradoxical) cases in which disadvantaged workers turn down or quit wage jobs.
At the end of August, the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), implemented by SALDRU on behalf of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, will be releasing the fifth wave of NIDS data which was collected in 2017, together with updated versions of the NIDS Waves 1 to Wave 4 data.