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FROM APARTHEID TO THE 2020 LOCKDOWN: THE SOCIAL SCIENCE EVIDENCE

Professor Martin Wittenberg, School of Economics, and DataFirst, University of Cape Town

What has been the impact of apartheid on the well-being of South Africans in the short- and long-run? Can we measure the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on South African households? What sort of evidence do we have? How good is it? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this course. The course will focus on some key data sources through which we can look at the past and the present. In the process we will explain how social surveys work, what can go wrong, and what questions should be borne in mind when thinking about quantitative evidence.

 

Lecture titles

1.  Apartheid, the population censuses and the quantitative revolution in South African social science in the 1990s: the Project for Statistics on Living Standards and Development

2.  Incomes, wages and employment from apartheid until today: the Labour Force Surveys

3.  Tracking individual and household well-being over time: the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) and the NIDS-Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM)

 

ONLINE: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/performance.aspx?itemid=1509152405

IN-PERSON: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/performance.aspx?itemid=1509149869

 

DATE: Wednesday 12–Friday 14 January
TIME: 9.15 am
COURSE FEES: R225 (online)/R330 (in person)
PLATFORM: MS TEAMS