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Location and Education in South African Cities Under and After Apartheid

Harris Selod () and Yves Zenou ()

No 2588, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: We model a South African city during Apartheid (in which both schooling and mobility are restricted on the basis of race) and after Apartheid (in which no restrictions are imposed). We first show that the inequality between blacks and whites decreases when Apartheid laws are removed. Indeed, blacks are better off because of human capital externalities due to the possibility of mixing with white students whereas whites are worse off due to negative human capital externalities and intensified land market competition. After Apartheid, we also show that reducing the commuting costs of black children always increases the utility of black families and may even increase that of whites.

Keywords: Apartheid; Education Externalities; South Africa; Urban Land Use; Urban Segregation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 J70 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000-10
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