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2021 02 Aug 09:00 03 Oct 17:00

Measuring Consumption

This course is targeted at researchers, postgraduate students and analysts who want the theoretical background and practical skills to analyse consumption survey data, e.g. from the Income and Expenditure Surveys or the Living Conditions Surveys.

Course Content:
• Consumption surveys and Engel curves,
• Engel curves and equivalence scales. Microeconomic theory of demand,
• Estimating Demand equations,
• Social influences on consumption
• Life-cycle considerations,
• Micro and macro issues.

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2021 03 Aug 09:00 05 Oct 17:00

Understanding the South African Labour Market

This course teaches participants labour market theory and the practical application of this theory using South African data. The course is aimed at researchers, postgraduate students and analysts.

Course Content:
- Labour Supply
- Labour Demand
- Minimum wages
- Education and human capital
- Where do labour statistics come from?
- Unemployment
- Trade unions and the public sector
- Discrimination

This course will run for 11 weeks online, with one 1.5 hour lecture and one 1.5 hour Stata practical per week.

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2021 04 Aug 09:05 05 Oct 17:05

Measuring Economic Welfare

This course will introduce students, researchers, and officials in state agencies to the key concepts in measuring income, expenditure, poverty and inequality. There will also be a strong practical component where participants will use survey data to undertake welfare measurement and analysis.

Course Content:
- Introduction to the measurement of income and expenditure,
- Measuring poverty and poverty lines,
- Practical issues in measuring poverty,
- Measuring Inequality,
- Practical issues in measuring inequality,

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