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  • Larcom, Shaun; Sarr, Mare; Willems, Tim (2016-07)
    History offers many examples of dictators who worsened their behaviour significantly over time (like Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe) as well as dictators who displayed remarkable improvements (like Jerry Rawlings of Ghana). We ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shifa, Muna; Leibbrandt, Murray; Wittenberg, Martin (2015-07)
    We examine the relationship between land tenure security and land-related investments in rural Ethiopia. We control for both household heterogeneity and possible endogeneity of tenure security in estimating the impact of ...
  • Hundenborn, Janina; Woolard, Ingrid; Leibbrandt, Murray (2016-11)
    The first democratic elections in 1994 brought about the promise for equal opportunity and an overall improvement of living standards for the majority of the South African population. The newly elected government promised ...
  • Mlatsheni, Cecil; Leibbrandt, Murray (2015-11)
    The transition from school to work marks the beginning of the labour market experience of youth. If smooth and efficient, it can be a springboard to a successful career. However, it often is not a smooth transition and ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray (2017-10)
    We analyse the determinants of South Africans moving into and out of poverty over the first four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) for the years 2008 to 2014/2015. The first descriptive sections of the ...
  • Finn, Arden; Leibbrandt, Murray (2013-12)
    We use the first three waves of data from the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) to analyse poverty dynamics in South Africa between 2008 and 2012. Restricting ourselves to the sub-sample of balanced panel respondents, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ranchhod, Vimal (2013-12)
    How much volatility is there in earnings in South Africa? The South African labour market has been shown to be a key determinant of welfare, both in terms of poverty and inequality. These are a function of both the high ...
  • Muller, Sean (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    Reichenbach's 'principle of the common cause' is a foundational assumption of some important recent contributions to quantitative social science methodology but no similar principle appears in econometrics. Reiss (2005) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wittenberg, Martin (2017-09)
    SALDRU and DataFirst have been at the forefront of measuring poverty and inequality in South Africa. We don’t however often enough try to sketch out the “big picture” as to why we do this and what we may have learned. Five ...
  • 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 ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Kekana, Dineo; Lam, David (2013-12)
    Differential education expenditure by racial group was a pillar in the architecture of apartheid. School systems diverged by racial group, with large funding and curriculum differences (Fiske and Ladd, 2004). In 1994, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maughan-Brown, Brendan; Nyblade, Laura (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-10)
    Although HIV-related stigma is known, in general, to deter HIV-testing, the extent to which different dimensions of stigma independently influence testing behaviour is poorly understood. We used data on young black men ...
  • Venkataramani, Atheendar; Maughan-Brown, Brendan (2013-02)
    Poverty may influence HIV risk by increasing vulnerability to economic shocks and thereby preventing key health investments. We explored this by examining the relationship between household shocks and the timing of traditional ...
  • Hodkinson, Brennan; Visser, Martine (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-11)
    We present results from the Cape Area Panel Study dataset investigating how social comparisons with regard to income affect subjective wellbeing of both young adults and parents. Objective and subjective measures of ...
  • Pellicer, Miquel; Wegner, Eva (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    This paper studies the causal effect of electoral systems on the performance of clientelistic vs. programmatic parties. We argue that, contrary to majoritarian systems, proportional systems disfavor clientelistic parties ...

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