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The effect of household characteristics on living standards in South Africa 1993 - 98: a quantile regression analysis with sample attrition

Maitra, Pushkar; Vahid, Farshid


This paper examines whether the dismantling of apartheid has resulted in the improvement in the standard of living for the vast majority of South Africans. The study is based on a panel data set from the Kwazulu-Natal province. Despite the best efforts of the interview team, the attrition rate in this panel is around 16%. We find that household income and size in 1993, several community characteristics and survey quality in 1993 significantly affect the probability of attrition. We use weighted...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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