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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Methodological report on rebasing of national poverty lines and development of pilot provincial poverty lines

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)
Published :
2015
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The report outlines the procedures that were followed in the rebasing of national poverty lines that were first developed using the 2000 Income and Expenditure Survey (IES 2001) to IES 2010/11. The rebasing exercise updates the existing set of national poverty lines, benefiting from improvements in survey methodology while also taking into account changes in living conditions and the introduction of new commodities and services which become essential in a rapidly changing South African society. The report also presents “pilot” provincial poverty lines.