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Income Mobility

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Estimating Income Mobility When Income is Measured with Error: The Case of South Africa

Rulof P. Burger, Stephan Klasen and Asmus Zoch
There are long-standing concerns that household income mobility is over-estimated due to measurement errors in reported incomes, especially in developing countries where collecting reliable survey data is often difficult. We propose a new approach that exploits the existence of three waves of panel...
May 2016
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Relative standing and subjective well-being in South Africa: The role of perceptions, expectations and income mobility

Dorrit Posel and Daniela Casale
Most studies that explore the impact of relative standing on subjective well-being use objective measures of the individual’s relative position, such as the mean income of the reference group or the individual’s ranking in the relevant income distribution. In this paper, using a new household...
Mar 2011
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