The relationship between education and vulnerability to poverty in South Africa

Nicholas Ngepah, Tsholofelo Makgalemele, Charles Shaaba Saba

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between education and poverty vulnerability in South Africa by using the disaggregated approach. The study uses the National Income Dynamics Study dataset captured from 2008 to 2017 of a balanced panel consisting of 10,800 South African households. We applied batteries of econometric techniques. The results reveal a significant negative relationship between education and vulnerability to poverty especially to those whose future consumption lies below the food poverty line. Therefore, policymakers should use education as a tool to reduce poverty vulnerability by increasing its quality so that students can compete fairly in the global labor market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-656
Number of pages24
JournalEconomic Change and Restructuring
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Education
  • Hausman Taylor (HT)
  • Poverty
  • Random effects model (REM)
  • South Africa
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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