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  • Branson, Nicola; Ardington, Cally; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray (2013-08)
    Rapid increases in educational attainment and the massification of secondary education in South Africa resulted in substantial differences in the supply and quality of educated workers across generations. This paper describes ...
  • Lam, David; Ardington, Cally; Branson, Nicola; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-10)
    This paper analyzes the impact of high school household income and scholastic ability on post-secondary enrollment in South Africa. Using longitudinal data from the Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS), we analyze the large racial ...
  • McLaren, Zoe; Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (2013-06)
    Access to health care is a particular concern given the centrality of poor access in perpetuating poverty and inequality. South Africa’s apartheid history leaves large racial disparities in access despite post-apartheid ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Menendez, Alicia; Mutevedzi, Tinofa (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-03)
    This paper uses a rich longitudinal dataset to examine the relationship between teen fertility and both subsequent educational outcomes and mortality risk in rural South Africa. Human capital deficits among teen mothers ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Barnighausen, Till; Case, Anne; Menendez, Alicia (2012-12)
    Using a large longitudinal dataset, we quantify the impact of adult deaths on household economic wellbeing. The timing of lower socioeconomic status observed for households in which members die of AIDS suggests that the ...
  • Lund, Francis; Ardington, Cally (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2006-08)
    The study investigates the concept of security in relationship to work and employment. Work has conventionally been seen as the pathway to economic security; however, the growth in the numbers of people in the informal ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray; Menendez, Alicia (2015-07)
    The relationship between fertility and female labour force participation has been a subject of attention for several decades. Most of the literature focuses on developed countries and responds to the interest in understanding ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (CSSR and SALDRU, 2004-05)
    This paper examines the impact of formality of employment on the utilisation of financial services, using data from the October 2000 Income and Expenditure Survey and the September 2000 Labour Force Survey. The presence ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-03)
    This paper analyzes the effect of being born to a teen mother on child health outcomes in South Africa using propensity score reweighting. Exploiting the longitudinal nature of the Cape Area Panel Study, we estimate the ...
  • Case, Anne; Menendez, Alicia; Ardington, Cally (CSSR and SALDRU, 2005-05)
    We examine patterns of health seeking behaviour prior to death among 1282 individuals who lived in the Umkhanyakude District of Northern KwaZulu- Natal. Information on the health care choices of these individuals, who ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Gasealahwe, Boingotlo (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012-05)
    This report examines the health data from the second wave of the NIDS with a view to assessing the strengths and weakness of the data and highlighting the potential of the NIDS panel for the analysis of the relationship ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Case, Anne; Islam, Mahnaz; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray; Menendez, Alicia; Olgiati, Anna (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2009-02)
    We use panel data collected in metropolitan Cape Town to document the role played by aging parents in caring for the children of children who die. In addition, we quantify the probabilities that older adults and the older ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Little, Megan (2016-08)
    The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to have a devastating impact, particularly on the lives of sub‐ Saharan African children. In addition to reversing the downward secular trend in infant and child mortality, HIV/AIDS has ...
  • Case, Anne; Ardington, Cally (CSSR and SALDRU, 2004-12)
    We analyse longitudinal data from a demographic surveillance area (DSA) in KwaZulu-Natal, to examine the impact of parental death on children's outcomes. We find significant differences in the impact of mothers' and fathers' ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Case, Anne; Hosegood, Victoria (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2007-12)
    In many parts of the developing world, rural areas exhibit high rates of unemployment and underemployment. Understanding what prevents people living in rural areas from migrating to find better jobs is central to the ...
  • Ardington, Cally (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2008-06)
    Using 11 nationally representative surveys conducted between 1993 and 2005 this paper assesses the extent to which the vulnerability of orphans to poorer educational outcomes has changed over time as the AIDS crisis deepens ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2009-11)
    This paper makes use of the Cape Area Panel study (CAPS), a longitudinal study of youth and their families in metropolitan Cape Town in order to broaden the empirical body of evidence of the causal impact of parental death ...
  • Thornton, Amy Julia; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ardington, Cally (2016-09)
    South Africa is food secure at the national level; however widespread food insecurity persists at the household level. To understand the dynamics of micro-level food insecurity this paper investigates how two different ...
  • Tondini, Alessandro; Ardington, Cally; Woolard, Ingrid (2017-05)
    We investigate the impact of a reform of the public, non-contributory pension system in South Africa, which lowered the age of retirement from 65 to 60 for men only. Despite no explicit requirement to stop working when ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray; Levinsohn, James (CSSR and SALDRU, 2004-05)
    Sustainable poverty reduction requires that poor households effectively manage risk. The absence of basic financial services is a major obstacle to poverty reduction in South Africa. This paper reviews available South ...

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