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Health: Analysis of the NIDS Wave 1 and 2 Datasets

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  • Cally Ardington

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  • Boingotlo Gasealahwe

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This report examines the health data from the second wave of the NIDS with a view to assessing the strengths and weakness of the data and highlighting the potential of the NIDS panel for the analysis of the relationship between health status and socio-economic status in South Africa. We begin by investigating associations between health and changes in the panel composition. We then examine data quality both within and between the waves, focussing on item non-response within waves and data consistency between waves. The final section examines changes in nutritional status between the waves of the panel. The analyses in this report are descriptive, preliminary and very much intended to illustrate the potential of the NIDS panel for furthering our understanding of the links between health and socio-economic status.

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  • Cally Ardington & Boingotlo Gasealahwe, 2012. "Health: Analysis of the NIDS Wave 1 and 2 Datasets," SALDRU Working Papers 80, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
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    1. Nicola Branson & Cally Ardington & Murray Leibbrandt, 2015. "Health Outcomes for Children Born to Teen Mothers in Cape Town, South Africa," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 63(3), pages 589-616.
    2. Kate Ambler, 2016. "Bargaining with Grandma: The Impact of the South African Pension on Household Decision-Making," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 51(4), pages 900-932.
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    1. Daniela Casale, 2016. "Analysing the links between child health and education outcomes: Evidence from NIDS Waves 1 – 4," SALDRU Working Papers 179, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
    2. Finn, Arden & Ranchhod, Vimal, 2013. "Genuine Fakes: The prevalence and implications of fieldworker fraud in a large South African survey," SALDRU Working Papers 115, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
    3. Martin Wittenberg, 2011. "The Weight of Success: The Body Mass Index and Economic Well-being in South Africa," SALDRU Working Papers 65, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.

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