CORONAVIRUS RAPID MOBILE SURVEY (CRAM)

The coronavirus pandemic is the largest social and economic shock in our lifetime. It will require unprecedented government action to avoid widespread suffering and economic harm. The CRAM survey exists to provide monthly nationally-representative data on key outcomes such as unemployment, household income, child hunger and access to government grants.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

The National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) is a nationally-representative panel survey of 7000 South African individuals. Each person is phoned monthly and asked a range of questions on their income and employment, their household welfare, receipt of grants, and about their knowledge and behavior related to COVID-19.

FUNDERS

The Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey is proudly supported by three donors

UNIVERSITIES

The CRAM survey is a collaboration of over 30 South African researchers from a number of universities and research organisations. The leadership team comes from Stellenbosch University, the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand.

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