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dc.contributor.authorWoolard, Ingriden_US
dc.contributor.authorKlasen, Stephanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:12:50Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:12:50Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20265-
dc.description.abstractIn 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.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1030en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordSouth Africaen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold structureen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwSüdafrikaen_US
dc.titleDeterminants of Income Mobility and Household Poverty Dynamics in South Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn379576139en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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