Mbatha CN, Roodt J, (2014) Recent Internal Migration and Labour Market Outcomes: Exploring the 2008 & 2010 National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) panel data in South Africa.

Author(s):  Mbatha CN, Roodt J
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This paper explores the current nature of the
links among the challenges of rural and urban
unemployment and how these possibly lead to new
patterns of recent internal migration, using the first
two waves of the NIDS (2008 and 2010). In this
context, recent internal migration therefore refers
specifically to any relocation across the first two
waves of the NIDS datasets. Classical and
contemporary economic development theories,
including Lewis (1954), Harris and Todaro (1970),
Fields (2005) and Lall, Harris and Shalizi (2006) are
used to establish some framework for exploring the
data. The paper compares the performances of
migrants in the labour market against those of
non-migrants. It also explores the effects of
explanatory variables including education (e.g.
), age, gender and race on employment
status (as the dependent variable). The comparisons
are performed using a multinomial logistical model
for the employment status, with four categories,
which are spelled out explicitly in coming sections.

Type(s):  Report