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  • Burns, Justine; Keswell, Malcolm (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011)
    This paper utilises techniques in experimental economics to investigate the impact of racial identity on the provision of public goods. A large sample of Black and White undergraduate University students were recruited to ...
  • Burns, Justine; Keswell, Malcolm; Thornton, Rebecca (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2009-10)
    This paper has two broad objectives. The first objective is broadly methodological and deals with some of the more pertinent estimation issues one should be aware of when studying the impact of health status on economic ...
  • Keswell, Malcolm; Burns, Justine; Thornton, Rebecca (African Development Review, 2013)
    This article reviews some of the key methodological approaches available to researchers interested in identifying a causal relationship between health interventions and economic indicators of productivity. We then discuss ...
  • Wamalwa, Fredrick; Burns, Justine (2017-04)
    In this paper, we investigate the effect of two important family characteristics - gender and birth order- on intra-household investments in, and educational outcomes of, children in Kenya. We measure intra-household ...
  • Burns, Justine; Halliday, Simon; Keswell, Malcolm (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    We examine whether differences in risk preferences explain gender differentials in test scores amongst a large class of undergraduate microeconomics students, where students were evaluated using multiple choice questions. ...
  • Hofmeyr, Andre; Burns, Justine; Visser, Martine (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2008-10)
    This paper analyses the impact of income inequality on public good provision in an experimental setting. A sample of secondary school students were recruited to participate in a simple linear public goods game where income ...
  • Barr, A.; Burns, Justine; Miller, L.; Shaw, I. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-09)
    We present two experiments designed to investigate whether individuals notions of distributive justice are associated with their relative (within-society) economic status. Each participant played a specially designed ...
  • Visser, Martine; Burns, Justine (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-11)
    We explore the effect of income inequality and social attitudes on the cooperation and sanctioning in nine South African fishing communities where allocation of fishing rights have been unequal and controversial. In the ...
  • Burns, Justine; Keswell, Malcolm (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011)
    This paper examines the changes in the educational attainment of three successive generations in South Africa: grandparents, parents and children. Many of the results accord with widely known facts, such as the educational ...
  • Eyal, Katherine; Burns, Justine (2017-02)
    Nationally representative data to measure mental health is rare in South Africa. Estimates of the size of the intergenerational transmission of depression in Africa, and in South Africa, are not numerous, in particular ...
  • Burns, Justine; Keswell, Malcolm (2006-12)
    The household is central to most policy initiatives aimed at reducing poverty, since it has long been thought that this is the most efficient way to transfer income and other resources towards those in need. Indeed, the ...
  • Butler-Adams, M.; Burns, Justine (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-06)
    Traditional labour economics predicts that the supply of labour will increase as earnings increase. However, labour supply need not be positive, especially if workers make decisions based on short-term income targets. ...
  • Wamalwa, Fredrick; Burns, Justine (2017-04)
    This paper examines the effect of private schools on literacy (language) and numeracy (maths) skill acquisition among children drawn from lower primary grades in Kenya. We use a comprehensive household survey data that ...
  • Aknin, Lara; Barrington-Leigh, Christopher; Dunn, Elizabeth; Helliwell, John; Biswas-Diener, Robert; Kemeza, Imelda; Nyende, Paul; Ashton-James, Clare; Norton, Michael; Burns, Justine (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2013)
    This research provides the first support for a possible psychological universal: Human beings around the world derive emotional benefits from using their financial resources to help others (prosocial spending). In Study ...
  • Burns, Justine (CSSR and SALDRU, 2004-10)
    I examine the impact of racial identity on behavior in trust games played by White, Black and Colored high school students in South Africa. There is a systematic pattern of distrust towards Black partners, even by Black ...
  • Burns, Justine (Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, 2012)
    This paper examines the impact of racial identity on behavior in trust games played by public high school students in South Africa. There is a systematic pattern of distrust towards Black partners, even by Black proposers, ...
  • Burns, Justine; Edwards, Lawrence; Pauw, Karl (Development Southern Africa, 2013)
    Wage subsidies have been used in both developed and developing countries to raise employment. After a decade of deliberation, the South African Government recently announced the introduction of a wage subsidy scheme. Given ...
  • Brick, Kerri; Visser, Martine; Burns, Justine (American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2012)
    We estimate the risk attitudes of a large sample of individuals from various fishing communities along the west coast of South Africa. Female fishers and rights holders are found to be more risk averse than their male ...
  • Keswell, Malcolm; Burns, Justine (2006-12)
    Well functioning credit and insurance markets, in many respects, obviates the need for public policy that is oriented at providing support to households when they face economic hardship. But when the market for cheap ...
  • Godlonton, Susan; Burns, Justine (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2006-10)
    Social networks are increasingly being recognised as having an important influence on labour market outcomes, since they facilitate the exchange of job related information. Access to information about job opportunities as ...

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