Inter-household transfers in South Africa: prevalence, patterns and poverty

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dc.contributor.author Posel, Dorrit
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-19T13:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-19T13:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928281-41-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/851
dc.description.abstract In this paper, I use unique and detailed data, collected in four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study, to provide a descriptive overview of inter‐household transfers in South Africa, including their prevalence and size, and how they compare with other developing countries. I take advantage of the panel nature of the data to investigate whether the likelihood that individuals receive or send transfers responds to changes in the economic wellbeing and composition of the individual’s household, and to the receipt of public transfers or social grants. I also use the panel data to explore persistence in private transfers over time, and to compare the relative contribution of private and public transfers to poverty reduction. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Dorrit Posel: Associate Professor, Economics, University of the Witwatersrand. dorrit.posel@wits.ac.za Acknowledgements: Funding for this research from the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation is gratefully acknowledged. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries NIDS Discussion Paper;2016/7
dc.title Inter-household transfers in South Africa: prevalence, patterns and poverty en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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