Measuring Economic Welfare Short Course
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 outline:
• 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,
• Asset indices as alternative measures of well-being,
• Practical issues in creating and using asset indices.

Prerequisites: Participants will be expected to have already acquired basic Stata skills, for example through completing the January SALDRU Stata course or an undergraduate course in econometrics in which Stata was used. Don't know Stata? Have a look at our Introduction to Stata course -

Dates: 24 to 28 June 2019
Course Instructors: Prof Martin Wittenberg, Director, DataFirst and Mashekwa Maboshe, Graduate Associate, SALDRU
Cost of the Course: R 9 600.00 but partial scholarships are available to bona fide students and academics.

PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation and transport costs are for your own account.

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Applications close on 16 May 2019
You will be informed of whether your application was successful by 22 May 2019. If you have NOT heard from us by this date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

This is a joint DataFirst and SALDRU course.

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