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  • 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. ...
  • Fourie, Frederick (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-06)
    This paper presents a critical survey and meta-analysis of the South African academic literature on unemployment. It asks whether the research has produced a coherent analytical picture. Key elements of seminal contributions ...
  • Meth, C. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-06)
    Because of their vital role in charting progress (or the lack thereof) in the pursuit of the povert y reduction, statistics are of obvious importance. In South Africa, these leave much to be desired.Disagreements among ...
  • Halliday, S. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-06)
    In attempting to understand cooperation, economists have used the methods of experimental economics to focus on spheres of human behavior in which humans display altruism, reciprocity, or other social preferences through ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wittenberg, Martin (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-09)
    We show that body mass increases with economics resources among most South Africans, although not all. Among Black South Africans the relationship is non-decreasing over virtually the entire range of incomes/wealth. ...
  • Pimhidzai, O. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-09)
    The economic situation in Zimbabwe deteriorated significantly between 2000 and 2009. However, little empirical effort has been directed towards analysing changes in outcomes at micro levels during this challenging period. ...
  • Delavallade, Clara (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-09)
    This paper empirically analyzes the main microeconomic determinants of two forms of corruption supply, administrative corruption and state capture, by Maghrebi firms. This study is based on a new database of nearly 600 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bossuroy, T. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-11)
    This paper examines the individual determinants of ethnic identification using large sample surveys (about 30,000 respondents) representative of seven capitals of West-African countries. A small model that relates ethnic ...
  • Maughan-Brown, Brendan (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-11)
    Background: Most studies that assess the relationship between concurrent sexual partnerships and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) use dichotomous measures of whether concurrency was reported or not. However, different ...
  • Daniels, Reza Che (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    This paper is concerned with conducting univariate multiple imputation for employee income data that is comprised of continuously distributed observations, observations that are bounded by consecutive income brackets, and ...
  • 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. ...
  • van der Hoven, Zoe; Visser, Martine; Brick, Kerri (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    While results from public good games with homogeneous players reflect the contribution norm of equal contributions, it is unclear what contribution norm will arise in a heterogeneous setting. Climate change is a perfect ...
  • Pellicer, Miquel; Ranchhod, Vimal (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    We consider the interaction between human capital accumulation and inequality in South Africa. We start by discussing three alternative theoretical frameworks that relate inequality and investment decisions in post-secondary ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • d'Agostino, Giorgio; Dunne, John Paul; Pieroni, Luca (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    This paper considers the effects of corruption and government spending on economic growth. It starts from an endogenous growth model and extends it to account for the detrimental effects of corruption on the potentially ...
  • Posel, D. (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012)
    Most nationally representative household surveys in South Africa collect data on money-metric measures of well-being (income and expenditure), which are then used to generate statistics on poverty and inequality. However, ...

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