April 22, 2022 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Longitudinal changes in COVID-19 vaccination intent among South African adults: evidence from the NIDS-CRAM panel survey, February to May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has threatened the ability of many countries worldwide to contain the pandemic. Given the severe impact of the pandemic in South Africa…
April 22, 2022 By: Ronelle Burger, Timothy Köhler, Aleksandra Golos, Alison Buttenheim, René English, Michele Tameris & Brendan Maughan-Brown PDF
April 22, 2022 in Cobus Burger, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Uncategorized

The health impact of free access to antiretroviral therapy in South Africa

Since 2004 the South African government has rolled out free antiretroviral therapy (ART) at public health care facilities nationwide. No prior studies have estimated the impact of the ART…
April 22, 2022 By: Cobus Burger, Ronelle Burger, & Eddy van Doorslaer PDF

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About RESEP

Research on Socioeconomic Policy (RESEP) is a group of scholars and students interested in issues of poverty, income distribution, social mobility, economic development and social policy. Based at the Department of Economics at the University of Stellenbosch. The team is lead by Servaas van der Berg, whose position as the Chair in the Economics of Social Policy since 2008, has lead to the further consolidation of research within these areas.

Recent Papers

The latest working papers, publications, reports and policy briefs by RESEP researchers.

New report establishes 2021 Covid-19-related learning losses in WC

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Due to the pandemic, South African school children have missed at least three-quarters of a school year in the past two calendar years. That has…
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April 22, 2022 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Longitudinal changes in COVID-19 vaccination intent among South African adults: evidence from the NIDS-CRAM panel survey, February to May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has threatened the ability of many countries worldwide to contain the pandemic. Given the severe impact of the pandemic in South Africa…
April 22, 2022 By: Ronelle Burger, Timothy Köhler, Aleksandra Golos, Alison Buttenheim, René English, Michele Tameris & Brendan Maughan-Brown PDF
April 22, 2022 in Cobus Burger, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Uncategorized

The health impact of free access to antiretroviral therapy in South Africa

Since 2004 the South African government has rolled out free antiretroviral therapy (ART) at public health care facilities nationwide. No prior studies have estimated the impact of the ART…
April 22, 2022 By: Cobus Burger, Ronelle Burger, & Eddy van Doorslaer PDF
April 22, 2022 in Authors, Carmen Sue Christian, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Predictors of mask-wearing during the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from South Africa

In the absence of a vaccine, the global spread of COVID-19 during 2020 has necessitated non-pharmaceutical interventions to curb the rise of cases.
April 22, 2022 By: Ronelle Burger, Carmen Christian, Rene English, Brendan Maughan-Brown, & Laura Rossouw PDF
April 22, 2022 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Tina Fransman

Lockdown-Associated Hunger May be Affecting Breastfeeding: Findings from a Larger SMS Survey in South Africa

The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, on food security and child health is especially concerning. A rapid, Short…
April 22, 2022 By: Nazeeia Sayed, Ronelle Burger, Abigail Harper, Elizabeth Swart PDF

Ongoing Projects

Roots and wings: Improved quality in subsidised housing

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This project is a collaboration between Stellenbosch University, Theewaterskloof municipality and Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. The aim is to use upward and downward…
August 11, 2021 By: Marisa von Fintel, Natalie van Reenen (US), Brenda Mothibe (Theewaterskloof), Lenine Felix (Rooidakke), Francis Felix (Rooidakke) PDF

Reading and socio-emotional skills in challenging school contexts: Evidence from South African primary schools

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This project is linked to the Early Learning Programme (ELP) and uses data from the Readership and Literacy project but is also supplemented by others…
October 22, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Heleen Hofmeyr, Rebecca Selkirk, Servaas van der Berg, E. Pretorius (UNISA), C. Ardington (UCT), N. Mohohlwane (DBE), Nwabisa Makaluza (RESEP/ Funda Wanda), N. Mtsatse (Funda Wanda) PDF

Early Learning Programme (ELP)

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A portion of this project includes reanalysing WCED CEMIS and Systemic Tests to determine how early learning performance affects progressions, dropout, and matric results. The…

Team

RESEP (Research on Socio-Economic Policy)
RESEP is a group of researchers in the Department of Economics at the University of Stellenbosch.

Funding

RESEP has received funding for its research from various organisations and governments. In recent years, funding for research has been provided by, amongst others, The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment; The UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); UNICEF offices in South Africa, Namibia and Eswatini; Zenex Foundation, Tshikululu Social Investments, PSPPD (Presidency/European Union) and The National Research Foundation (NRF).