Browsing WORKING PAPERS by Subject "Education"

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Browsing WORKING PAPERS by Subject "Education"

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  • 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 ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Garlick, Julia; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    Following the international literature, income inequality decompositions on data from contemporary South Africa show that the labour market is the key driver of overall household inequality. In order to understand one of ...
  • Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray; Mlatsheni, Cecil (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2008-09)
    The problem of high youth unemployment is a global phenomenon. According to an International Labour Office study in 2004, youth (15-24) make up nearly half (47%) of the world"s unemployed, 88 million out of 186 million, ...
  • Keswell, Malcolm; Girdwood, Sarah; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011)
    We analyse the role of educational opportunity in shaping inequality in the distribution of occupations in the long-run. We start by modelling the probability that a child occupies the same or a different rung on the ...
  • Pellicer, Miquel; Piraino, Patrizio (2015-04)
    Little credible evidence exists on the effect of material resources on school quality in developing countries. This paper studies the impact of non-personnel funding on educational outcomes exploiting the peculiar way in ...
  • Andrews, Rodney; DesJardins, Stephen; Ranchhod, Vimal (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2009-06)
    To the surprise of the residents of Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Kalamazoo Promise was announced on November 10, 2005. Fully funded by anonymous donors, the Kalamazoo Promise offers to pay both the tuition and mandatory fees ...
  • Brixiová, Zuzana; Égert, Balázs (2017-04)
    This paper develops a model of costly firm creation in an economy with weak institutions, costly business environment as well as skill gaps where one of the equilibrium outcomes is a low-productivity trap. The paper tests ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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' ...
  • Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ranchhod, Vimal (CSSR and SALDRU, 2005-06)
    This paper analyses labour market behaviour of the elderly in South Africa, focusing on the Black/African population group. The analysis uses data from the 2001 census and 1996 census, the Labour Force Surveys for September ...
  • 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 ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ranchhod, Vimal (2017-10)
    How should the correlation between the earnings of parents and children in South Africa be calculated in the presence of high unemployment, and what is the role of education in determining this relationship? We use the ...
  • Leibbrandt, Murray; Wegner, Eva; Finn, Arden (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-09)
    Trends in inequality, poverty, and redistribution in post-apartheid South Africa have received intense attention especially in terms of measuring inequality and poverty levels and the proximate causes of these levels. We ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Hofmeyr, Clare; Lam, David (2013-07)
    The release of the National Income Dynamics Study Wave 2 provides the first nationally representative longitudinal data collected in South Africa. This makes it possible to study transitions in and out of school, across ...
  • Lam, David; Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2007-11)
    This paper develops a stochastic model of grade repetition to analyze the large racial differences in progress through secondary school in South Africa. The model predicts that a larger stochastic component in the link ...
  • Woolard, Ingrid; Burger, Rulof (CSSR and SALDRU, 2005-10)
    While the political transition to democratic rule in South Africa was smooth and rapid, the economic transition has been slow and difficult. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the labour market. Job creation has not ...
  • Zuze, Tia Linda; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2009-09)
    It is widely agreed that studying the relationship between school quality and academic achievement will benefit public investment in education. This is particularly true in Africa where, the 1990 World Conference on Education ...

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