Welcome to the National Income Dynamics Study

The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), is the first national panel study in South Africa. The Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) based at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town is tasked with implementing this survey.

Announcements

Wave 4 implementation has been awarded to SALDRU at the University of Cape Town.  Here at SALDRU, we are delighted to be again undertaking this important study for behalf of the Presidency.  We intend to be in the field later this year and target a wave 4 data release by mid 2016.  We hope this data release will be met with as much enthusiasm and worthwhile research as we have experienced to date (for examples see our publications)

Census 2011 Geography variables have been incorporated into all NIDS Waves. For an overview and discussion of the changes you can access the Census 2011 in NIDS document. For details of the specific changes since previous releases can be accessed here for Wave 1, Wave 2 and  Wave 3

Data Releases

New versions of Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 data are now available, including Census 2011. New geography variables have been incorporated into all Waves. Please download the latest data.

Admin Data is now available. The Admin datasets contains school level data for individual records where we were able to match the school name collected by NIDS to school names on the Ordinary School’s Master List, as available from the Department of Basic Education’s website.

See the  2013 Release Overview document for an overview of what is different in Wave 3. The specifics of the data changes since previous releases can be accessed here for Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3.

Training Initiatives

training

SALDRU offers two training courses that instruct researchers how to use the data, an introductory course & an advanced panel data econometrics course. 

The NIDS Panel Data Course: Analysing Waves 1, 2 & 3 using STATA will be held from the 7th to 11th July 2014. 

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Correct Citation of the Data

Wave 3 Data: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit. National Income Dynamics Study 2012, Wave 3 [dataset]. Version 1.2. Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit [producer], 2014. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2014

Wave 2 Data: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit. National Income Dynamics Study 2010-2011, Wave 2 [dataset]. Version 2.2. Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit [producer], 2014. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2014

Wave 1 Data: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit. National Income Dynamics Study 2008, Wave 1 [dataset]. Version 5.2. Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit [producer], 2009. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2014

Wave 3 User Manual: De Villiers, L., Brown, M., Woolard, I., Daniels, R.C., & Leibbrandt, M, eds. 2013, "National Income Dynamics Study Wave 3 User Manual", Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

Wave 2 User Manual: Brown, M., Daniels, R.C., De Villiers, L., Leibbrandt, M., & Woolard, I., eds. 2013, "National Income Dynamics Study Wave 2 User Manual", Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

 

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