Recent RESEP PhD graduates
A new report looks into the effects of the COVID-19 on global indicators of early-grade learning proficiency
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.
The latest working papers, publications, reports and policy briefs by RESEP researchers.
Schools in the time of COVID-19: impacts of the pandemic on curriculum
Separating Employment Effects into Job Destruction and Job Creation
Mother-tongue Instruction or Straight-for-English? The Primary Education Policy Dilemma
Perseverance, Passion, and Poverty: Examining the association between grit and reading achievement in high-poverty schoolsStellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2020
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).