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  • Kerr, Andrew; Piraino, Patrizio; Ranchhod, Vimal (2016-08)
    In this paper we estimate the extent and targeting of affirmative action at the University of Cape Town, a large public university in South Africa. To do this we use admissions data from the University of Cape Town (UCT), ...
  • Sutherland, Adrienne; Kerr, Andrew (2021-12)
    This paper uses nationally representative household survey data to examine changes in household transport expenditure in South Africa from 1995 to 2015. These data show a dramatic increase in transport expenditure, in both ...
  • Kerr, Andrew; Wittenberg, Martin; Arrow, Jairo (2013-01)
    Analysts of the South African labour market have predominantly used household surveys to analyse the labour market. It has been more di fficult to explore labour demand from the firm side, as a result of limited data from ...
  • Kerr, Andrew; Wittenberg, Martin; Arrow, Jairo (South African Journal of Economics, 2014)
    Analysts of the South African labour market have mainly used household surveys to analyse the labour market. It has been more difficult to explore the labour demand of firms, as a result of limited data availability. We ...
  • Antrobus, Lauren; Kerr, Andrew (2019-04)
    In this paper, we provide the first detailed description of the labour market for taxi drivers in South Africa and investigate the extent to which wages in this market are set competitively. To do this we analyse survey ...
  • Kerr, Andrew; Wittenberg, Martin (2017-11)
    This paper examines the wage structure and size of the public sector over the post-apartheid period. It does so both descriptively, examining the mean and median earnings in the public sector in the post-Apartheid period ...
  • Falco, Paulo; Kerr, Andrew; Rankin, Neil; Sandefur, Justin; Teal, Francis (Labour Economics, 2011)
    This paper addresses the questions as to the size and causes of earnings differentials in two urban African labor markets, those of Ghana and Tanzania. We have panel data so we can ask how far time invariant unobservables, ...
  • Kerr, Andrew; Ardington, Cally; Burger, Rulof (2020-07)
    The sample frame for NIDS-CRAM is NIDS wave 5, which was conducted in 2017. Continuing sample members (CSMs) and temporary sample members (TSMs) who were 18 years or older at the time of the NIDS-CRAM wave 1 fieldwork in ...
  • Kerr, Andrew; Wittenberg, Martin (2013-07)
    The 1999 October Household Survey was the first time that Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) introduced a master sample of Enumeration Areas (Stats SA, 2000a). There were several important changes in sampling and field ...
  • Kerr, Andrew (2015-10)
    In this paper I describe the monetary and time costs of commuting to work in South Africa. I find that these costs are high and that monetary costs of commuting have increased faster than inflation, mainly through a shift ...
  • Kerr, Andrew (South African Journal of Economics, 2017-05)
    In this paper, I describe the monetary and time costs of commuting to work in South African cities, and how these have changed in the post‐Apartheid era. I interpret these results in light of a paper by Brueckner, who used ...
  • Kerr, Andrew; McDougall, Bruce (2020-06)
    A burgeoning literature in economics uses firm census data to provide explanations for the very large differences in income per capita across countries. Much of this literature takes for granted that the coverage of firm ...

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