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Working Papers

2019

  1. The cost of repetition in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads

2018

  1. Demand for education in the five countries of the South African Customs Union – Projections and implications
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Measuring leadership and management and their linkages with literacy in rural and township primary schools in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads

2017

  1. Educational inequality in Mozambique
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads
  2. Succeeding against the odds: A quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of IkamvaYouth
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. The performance of low fee independent schools in South Africa - What can available data tell?
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads
  4. What a difference a good school makes! Persistence in academic performance and the impact of school quality
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)

2016

  1. Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 National Matric Cohort
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 South African National Matric Cohort
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads

2015

  1. The Capability Threshold: Re-examining the Definition of the Middle Class in an Unequal Developing Country
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (2017)
  2. The Long Walk: Considering the Enduring Spatial and Racial Dimensions of Deprivation Two Decades after the Fall of Apartheid
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics (2015) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement (2017)

2014

  1. The middle class in contemporary South Africa: Comparing rival approaches
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Understanding consumption patterns of the established and emerging South African black middle class
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Development Southern Africa (2015)

2013

  1. The Unintended Consequences of Education Policies on South African Participation and Unemployment
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics (2012) Downloads
    Working Papers, Economic Research Southern Africa (2012) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in South African Journal of Economics (2015)
  2. The first five years project – a cohort study of students awarded NSFAS loans in the first five years 2000-2004
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)

2012

  1. Graduate unemployment in South Africa: A much exaggerated problem
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (5)

2011

  1. How well do South African schools convert grade 8 achievement into matric outcomes?
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Low quality education as a poverty trap
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (9)
  3. Modelling cognitive skills, ability and school quality to explain labour market earnings differentials
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. Current poverty and income distribution in the context of South African history
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Efficiency and equity effects of social grants in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (11)
  3. Signalling performance: Continuous assessment and matriculation examination marks in South African schools
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
  4. Social assistance reform during a period of fiscal stress
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
  5. Teacher pay in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  6. The costs of illiteracy in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  7. The impact of the international economic crisis on child poverty in South Africa
    Working Papers, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics (2010) Downloads View citations (2)
  8. When the remedy is worse than the disease: Adjusting survey income data for price differentials, with special reference to Mozambique
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics (2010) Downloads View citations (1)

2009

  1. Fiscal incidence of social spending in South Africa, 2006
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Measuring the impact of social cash transfers on poverty and inequality in Namibia
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Poverty trends since the transition: What we know
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (11)
  4. The fiscal incidence of provision of free basic water
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads

2008

  1. How effective are poor schools? Poverty and educational outcomes in South Africa
    Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics (2006) Downloads View citations (12)
  2. How invariant is South African child poverty to the choice of equivalence scale or poverty measure?
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)

2007

  1. A series of national accounts-consistent estimates of poverty and inequality in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Consumption patterns and the black middle class: The role of assets
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Lessons learnt from SACMEQII: South African student performance in regional context
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (9)
  4. Post-Apartheid South Africa: Poverty and Distribution Trends in an Era of Globalization
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2007) Downloads View citations (6)
  5. Post-transition poverty trends based on an alternative data source
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (12)
  6. Trends in Poverty and Inequality in Seven African Countries
    Working Papers PMMA, PEP-PMMA Downloads View citations (6)

2006

  1. Educational attainment and intergenerational social mobility in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Marketable Wealth in a Poor African Country
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Marketable Wealth in a Poor African Country: Using an index of consumer durables to investigate wealth accumulation by households in Ghana
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads

2005

  1. Trends in poverty and inequality since the political transition
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (37)

2003

  1. Changing Patterns of South African income distribution: Towards time series estimates of distribution and poverty
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (11)

2002

  1. Earnings functions, labour market discrimination and quality of education in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (10)
  2. Issues in South African Social Security
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
  3. The demand for health care in South Africa
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)

Journal Articles

2017

  1. The Capability Threshold: Re-examining the Definition of the Middle Class in an Unequal Developing Country
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2017, 18, (1), 89-106 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2015)
  2. The Dynamics of Child Poverty in South Africa Between 2008 and 2012
    Child Indicators Research, 2017, 10, (4), 945-969 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. The Long Walk: Considering the Enduring Spatial and Racial Dimensions of Deprivation Two Decades After the Fall of Apartheid
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2017, 130, (3), 1101-1123 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2015

  1. The Unintended Consequences of Education Policies on South African Participation and Unemployment
    South African Journal of Economics, 2015, 83, (1), 74-100 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. The emergent middle class in contemporary South Africa: Examining and comparing rival approaches
    Development Southern Africa, 2015, 32, (1), 25-40 Downloads View citations (4)
  3. The evolution of educational inequalities through secondary school: Evidence from a South African panel study
    Development Southern Africa, 2015, 32, (4), 425-442 Downloads
  4. Understanding consumption patterns of the established and emerging South African black middle class
    Development Southern Africa, 2015, 32, (1), 41-56 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2014

  1. Inequality, poverty and prospects for redistribution
    Development Southern Africa, 2014, 31, (2), 197-218 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. The transition from apartheid: Social spending shifts preceded political reform
    Economic History of Developing Regions, 2014, 29, (2), 234-244 Downloads View citations (1)

2012

  1. Have public health spending and access in South Africa become more equitable since the end of apartheid?
    Development Southern Africa, 2012, 29, (5), 681-703 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. How better targeting of social spending affects social delivery in South Africa
    Development Southern Africa, 2012, 29, (1), 127-139 Downloads View citations (1)

2011

  1. The impact of cash transfers on household welfare in Namibia
    Development Southern Africa, 2011, 28, (1), 39-59 Downloads View citations (4)

2009

  1. Measuring Child Poverty in South Africa: Sensitivity to the Choice of Equivalence Scale and an Updated Profile
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2009, 94, (2), 183-201 Downloads View citations (8)

2008

  1. POST‐TRANSITION POVERTY TRENDS BASED ON AN ALTERNATIVE DATA SOURCE1
    South African Journal of Economics, 2008, 76, (1), 58-76 Downloads View citations (23)
  2. Using an Asset Index to Assess Trends in Poverty in Seven Sub-Saharan African Countries
    World Development, 2008, 36, (6), 1113-1130 Downloads View citations (78)

2007

  1. Apartheid's Enduring Legacy: Inequalities in Education-super- 1
    Journal of African Economies, 2007, 16, (5), 849-880 Downloads View citations (31)
  2. CONVERGENCE OF A KIND: EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND INTERGENERATIONAL SOCIAL MOBILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
    South African Journal of Economics, 2007, 75, (3), 548-571 Downloads View citations (12)

2006

  1. Elusive Equity--Education Reform in Post-apartheid South Africa, Edward B. Fiske, Helen F. Ladd. Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC (2004), ISBN 0-8157-2480-9 (xiii+268pp.)
    Economics of Education Review, 2006, 25, (6), 675-676 Downloads

2005

  1. CREDIT DEMAND AND CREDIT RATIONING IN THE INFORMAL FINANCIAL SECTOR IN UGANDA1
    South African Journal of Economics, 2005, 73, (3), 482-497 Downloads View citations (10)
  2. THE ROLE OF SOCIAL GRANTS IN MITIGATING THE SOCIO‐ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS IN TWO FREE STATE COMMUNITIES1
    South African Journal of Economics, 2005, 73, (s1), 545-563 Downloads View citations (10)

2004

  1. CHANGING PATTERNS OF SOUTH AFRICAN INCOME DISTRIBUTION: TOWARDS TIME SERIES ESTIMATES OF DISTRIBUTION AND POVERTY1
    South African Journal of Economics, 2004, 72, (3), 546-572 Downloads View citations (27)
  2. EDITORIAL
    South African Journal of Economics, 2004, 72, (3), 411-412 Downloads

2003

  1. EDUCATION AND SOCIO‐ECONOMIC DIFFERENTIALS: A STUDY OF SCHOOL PERFORMANCE IN THE WESTERN CAPE
    South African Journal of Economics, 2003, 71, (3), 496-522 Downloads View citations (9)

2002

  1. Differentiation in black education
    Development Southern Africa, 2002, 19, (2), 289-306 Downloads View citations (5)

2001

  1. Resource shifts in South African schools after the political transition
    Development Southern Africa, 2001, 18, (4), 405-421 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. TRENDS IN RACIAL FISCAL INCIDENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA1
    South African Journal of Economics, 2001, 69, (2), 243-268 Downloads View citations (8)

1997

  1. South African social security under apartheid and beyond
    Development Southern Africa, 1997, 14, (4), 481-503 Downloads View citations (11)

1990

  1. Metropolitan Dominance, Export Promotion and the Future Role of the Coastal Metropolitan Areas
    South African Journal of Economics, 1990, 58, (2), 110-119 Downloads

1989

  1. On Interracial Income Distribution in South Africa to the End of the Century
    South African Journal of Economics, 1989, 57, (1), 25-36 Downloads View citations (1)
 
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