Kwazulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study 2004, Wave 3 secure data
Wave 3 secure data
Household Survey [hh]
The 1993 Project for Statistics on Living Standards and Development was an integrated household survey similar in design to a World Bank Living Standards Measurement Survey. The main component was a comprehensive household questionnaire that collected a broad array of information on the socio-economic condition of households. Households in Kwazulu-Natal province were re-surveyed from March to June 1998 for the Kwazulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study. Combining these two survey datasets has yielded a panel (or longitudinal) dataset in which the same individuals and households have been interviewed at two points in time, 1993 and 1998. These are the first two waves of the KIDS panel study. The third wave of the KIDS study, conducted in 2004, re-interviewed households contacted in 1993 and 1998. The institutions collaborating on the 2004 KIDS study included the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v1.1: Edited, partially-anonymised dataset for use in DataFirst's Secure Research Data Centre
The restricted access version of KIDS 2004 has household gps coordinates included in the data. For this reason, the data may only be used in DataFirst's Secure Research Data Centre. Apply for access to the Centre at http://www.datafirst.uct.ac.za/services/secure-data-services or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 2004 wave of the Kwazulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study new questions were added to the questionnaire. These included a section on the Child Support Grant, a module on recent deaths of household members, and a module with learning tests for children between the ages of seven and nine. The 2004 version also added a section on the work history of those aged between 24 and 30 at the time of interview. In 2004 the community questionnaire included new sections on local social networks in addition to sections on local economic activity, infrastructure, and prices.
The survey covered households in KwaZulu-Natal Province, on the east coast of South Africa.
The secure (restricted-access) data from the Kwazulu Natal Income Dynamics Study wave 3 (2004) has household GPS coordinates for the community surveyed.
The Kwazulu Natal Income Dynamics Study 2004 covered all household members.
Producers and sponsors
School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
International Food Policy Research Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison
UK Department of International Development
South African National Research Foundation
Norwegian Research Council
United States Agency for International Development
In the 2004 wave of the KIDS, due to the aging of the core members and the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, the study was extended in a complementary way to track and interview the households of the children of the core or the next generation. These are sons and daughters of core members older than 18, who have established a "new" household since 1993 (labeled as "K"). By establishing a new household we mean that these children are now living away from their own parents with their own children, or with the children of their partner. Using the next generation to keep track of family "dynasties" provides a way of refreshing the panel and establishing a generational transition. In addition, due to our interest in the impact on children of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the 2004 wave followed foster children to their new households. This group is defined as children aged less than 18 years old of core and next generation household members who no longer live with their parents i.e. no longer live in core or next generation households (labeled as "N"). As described in Appendix A, different questionnaire modules were administered in the core, next generation, and foster child households.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The 2004 wave of KIDS included a section on the Child Support Grant, a module on recent deaths of household members, and a module with learning tests for children between the ages of seven and nine. The 2004 version also added a section on the work history of those aged between 24 and 30 at the time of interview. The household questionnaire was necessarily quite involved and, to ensure data quality, survey enumerators were trained for over two weeks. Training included practice interviewing on non-sample households in the field and separate anthropometric training. The questionnaire took an average of three hours to complete and repeat visits were often required to avoid respondent fatigue. Finally, in all three waves of KIDS, community surveys were taken through interviews with key informants in each of the survey clusters. In 2004 the community questionnaire included new sections on local social networks in addition to sections on local economic activity, infrastructure, and prices.
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International Food Policy Research Institute, University of Natal-Durban, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kwazulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study (KIDS) 2004, Secure data. [dataset]. Version 1.1. Washington, Durban, Wisconsin: IFPRI, UND, UWM [producers], 2007. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2015. 10.25828/wkvk-4636