|Type||Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Commerce specialising in Applied Economics|
|Title||Measuring wages and inequality in South Africa using two nationally representative data series|
The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) and the Post-Apartheid Labour Market Series (PALMS) are two data sources frequently relied upon for research into earnings in South Africa. This paper contributes to the literature in three ways. Firstly, I show how NIDS data can be adjusted to account for item non-response using a bracket reweighting technique and the effects thereof. Secondly, I consider how estimates of the wage distribution differ between NIDS and PALMS when using the most comparable estimation methods available. Finally, I discuss what the data reveal about the evolution of inequality in South African wages between 2008 and 2014.
|»||South Africa - National Income Dynamics Study 2008, Wave 1|
|»||South Africa - National Income Dynamics Study 2010-2011, Wave 2|
|»||South Africa - National Income Dynamics Study 2012, Wave 3|
|»||South Africa - National Income Dynamics Study 2014-2015, Wave 4|
|»||South Africa - Post Apartheid Labour Market Series 1993-2019|