Planning Papers

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Planning Papers


About the Planning Papers

In the initial planning phases of NIDS, SALDRU commissioned a series of Planning Papers highlighting important socio-economic issues in South Africa. Whilst standing in their own right, as a set they made the case for a longitudinal study such as NIDS to drive quality research in these areas.

With each subsequent Wave, SALDRU commissioned a set of Discussion Papers; these analytical papers continue to focus on some of the important socio-economic issues in South Africa, including the labour market, education and poverty and inequality. From Wave 2 they have made use of the advantages of longitudinal data to generate new research on these important topics in South Africa.

Recent Submissions

  • Ardington, Cally; Lam, David (2007-01)
    There can be little question that education plays a fundamental role in income dynamics, and that it should be an important focus of the National Income Dynamics Study. In preparing this document, we have been motivated ...
  • Conradie, Beatrice (2007-01)
    At the last count agriculture employed twice as many people as the mining sector and about four fifths of the number employed in the manufacturing sector. Together with domestic work, farm work is often seen as employment ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Case, Anne (2006-12)
    Health status and socioeconomic status are important determinants of individuals’ wellbeing. Information on income alone, or on health alone, provides a less complete picture. Better health can lead to higher income, and ...

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