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  • Kerr, Andrew (2015-10)
    In this paper I describe the monetary and time costs of commuting to work in South Africa. I find that these costs are high and that monetary costs of commuting have increased faster than inflation, mainly through a shift ...
  • Eyal, Katherine; Woolard, Ingrid (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-02)
    We estimate the effect of the child support grant on mothers' labour supply in South Africa. Identification is based on the use of specific samples, such as black mothers, aged 20 to 45, whose youngest child is aged within ...
  • Njozela, Lindokuhle; Shaw, Ingrid; Burns, Justine (2016-08)
    This paper uses data collected across the four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) to construct a measure of social cohesion for South Africa. We compare our index to one derived using the Afrobarometer data ...
  • Ross, Hana (2016-02)
    Although estimates of the size of the illicit cigarette market in Kenya vary, the government sees it as a problem and has been trying to address the issue since the early 2000's. Between 2003 and 2013 the Kenyan government ...
  • Piraino, Patrizio; Muller, Sean; Cilliers, Jeanne; Fourie, Johan (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-10)
    Evidence on long-term multigenerational dynamics is often inadequate as large datasets with multiple generations remain very uncommon. We posit that genealogical records can offer a valuable alternative. Rather than exploring ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (2013-06)
    Teenage childbearing is considered a social problem with costs to the teenage mother, her child and society at large. In South Africa, media attention suggests a contemporary crisis in teen childbearing; often linking this ...
  • Standish-White, Jessica; Finn, Arden (2015-05)
    We use longitudinal data from three waves of South Africa's National Income Dynamics Study to estimate the effect of pension receipt in the household on children's educational outcomes in South Africa. We find that children ...
  • Ross, Hana; Tesche, Jean; Vellios, Nicole (2016-02)
    Introduction: Effective tobacco tax increases reduce tobacco consumption, threatening the profitability of the tobacco industry. In response, the tobacco industry employs strategies to negate or minimize the full effects ...
  • Ebrahim, Amina; Woolard, Ingrid; Leibbrandt, Murray (2013-12)
    In comparison to other continents, Africa has received little scholarly attention with regard to household composition. Household composition is endogenous to a variety of welfare issues and little is understood about the ...
  • Abel, Martin (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-11)
    Employing South Africa’s first nationally representative panel data set, I find that having old age pension recipients in the household adversely affects employment outcomes of prime-aged adults both by reducing the ...
  • Wittenberg, Martin (2014-08)
    We show that some of the models which have been used in the South African literature to estimate union selection effects are logically inconsistent. This is a much more serious problem than a failure to identify the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Eyal, Katherine; Burns, Justine (2016-06)
    We investigate the intergenerational transmission of depression in South Africa from parents to teens, and the positive role income shocks (in the form of cash transfers) can play to reduce this transmission effect. South ...
  • Abel, Martin; Burger, Rulof; Piraino, Patrizio (2017-07)
    We show that reference letters from former employers alleviate information asymmetries about workers’ skills and improve both match quality and equity in the labor market. A resume audit study finds that using a reference ...
  • Zizzamia, Rocco; Schotte, Simone; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ranchhod, Vimal (2016-08)
    Apartheid imposed a rigid racialised system of unequal resource distribution on South African society, resulting in one of the highest rates of inequality in the world. Since apartheid ended in 1994, this aggregate income ...
  • Burns, Justine; Edwards, Lawrence; Pauw, Kalie (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2010-08)
    Wage or employment subsidies have been used in both developed and developing countries to raise employment levels. Various advisers to the South African government have endorsed wage subsidies as a policy measure to deal ...
  • Wittenberg, Martin (2014-10)
    We analyse the long‐term trends in wages in South Africa, using the data from the October Household Surveys, Labour Force Surveys and Quarterly Labour Force Surveys. We show that outliers and missing data need to be taken ...
  • Burns, Justine; Maughan-Brown, Brendan; Mouzinho, Âurea (2017-01)
    This paper reports the results of a randomised-control pilot study in which children in treatment households received a bi-monthly delivery of HOPE SOAP© , a colourful, translucent bar of soap with a toy embedded in its ...
  • Daniels, Reza Che; Finn, Arden; Musundwa, Sibongile (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012-05)
    This document investigates the composition and distribution of individual and household wealth in the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) Wave 2 dataset (SALDRU, 2010-2011). The NIDS Wave 2 instrument marks the first ...
  • 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. ...

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