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Determinants of Income Mobility and Household Poverty Dynamics in South Africa

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dc.creator Woolard, Ingrid
dc.creator Klasen, Stephan
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:09:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:09:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20265
dc.identifier ppn:379576139
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20265
dc.description In this paper we analyse household income mobility dynamics among Africans in South Africa?s most populous province, Kwazulu-Natal, between 1993 and 1998. Compared to industrialized and most developing countries, mobility has been quite high, as might have been expected after the transition in South Africa. This finding is robust when measurement error is controlled for. When disaggregating the sources of mobility, we find that demographic changes and employment changes account for a most of the mobility observed which is related to rapidly shifting household boundaries and a very volatile labour market in an environment of high unemployment. Using a multivariate analysis, we see that transitory incomes play a large role. We also find four types of poverty traps, associated with large initial household size, poor initial education, poor initial asset endowment and poor initial employment access that dominate the otherwise observed regression towards to the mean.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1030
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J6
dc.subject J15
dc.subject J12
dc.subject D63
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject mobility
dc.subject poverty
dc.subject South Africa
dc.subject household structure
dc.subject Soziale Mobilität
dc.subject Einkommen
dc.subject Armut
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Südafrika
dc.title Determinants of Income Mobility and Household Poverty Dynamics in South Africa
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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