Browsing 2010 - 2019 by Author "Ardington, Cally"

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Browsing 2010 - 2019 by Author "Ardington, Cally"

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  • Branson, Nicola; Ardington, Cally; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray (2013-08)
    Rapid increases in educational attainment and the massification of secondary education in South Africa resulted in substantial differences in the supply and quality of educated workers across generations. This paper describes ...
  • Lam, David; Ardington, Cally; Branson, Nicola; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-10)
    This paper analyzes the impact of high school household income and scholastic ability on post-secondary enrollment in South Africa. Using longitudinal data from the Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS), we analyze the large racial ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Lam, David; Leibbrandt, Murray; Menendez, Alicia (2015-07)
    The relationship between fertility and female labour force participation has been a subject of attention for several decades. Most of the literature focuses on developed countries and responds to the interest in understanding ...
  • Branson, Nicola; Ardington, Cally; Leibbrandt, Murray (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2011-03)
    This paper analyzes the effect of being born to a teen mother on child health outcomes in South Africa using propensity score reweighting. Exploiting the longitudinal nature of the Cape Area Panel Study, we estimate the ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Gasealahwe, Boingotlo (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2012-05)
    This report examines the health data from the second wave of the NIDS with a view to assessing the strengths and weakness of the data and highlighting the potential of the NIDS panel for the analysis of the relationship ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Little, Megan (2016-08)
    The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to have a devastating impact, particularly on the lives of sub‐ Saharan African children. In addition to reversing the downward secular trend in infant and child mortality, HIV/AIDS has ...
  • Thornton, Amy Julia; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ardington, Cally (2016-09)
    South Africa is food secure at the national level; however widespread food insecurity persists at the household level. To understand the dynamics of micro-level food insecurity this paper investigates how two different ...
  • Tondini, Alessandro; Ardington, Cally; Woolard, Ingrid (2017-05)
    We investigate the impact of a reform of the public, non-contributory pension system in South Africa, which lowered the age of retirement from 65 to 60 for men only. Despite no explicit requirement to stop working when ...
  • Ardington, Cally; Barnighausen, Till; Case, Anne; Menendez, Alicia (2013-06)
    An Apartheid-driven spatial mismatch between workers and jobs leads to high job search costs for people living in rural areas of South Africa—costs that many young people cannot pay. In this paper, we examine whether the ...
  • 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 ...

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