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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

In brief: A profile of children living in South Africa,using the National Income Dynamics Study

Type :
Policy briefs
Author :
Children's Institute, University of Cape Town & Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP), Oxford University
Published :
2011
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This Children Count brief provides an overview of the situation of children in South Africa, drawing on data from the first wave of the National Income Dynamics Study. NIDS is a national panel survey, and the fieldwork for the first wave was done in 2008. Households and individuals covered in the first wave will be tracked every two years. This will allow researchers to follow the progress of the child panel over time and place, and thereby describe the dynamics of child poverty rather than present a static profile. The data from the first wave serves as a baseline.