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Trust Gangaidzo

PHD Student

Trust Gangaidzo holds BSc Honours Economics and MSc Economics Degrees from the University of Zimbabwe. During his Master’s degree studies (2014-2016), Trust was a teaching assistant for undergraduate applied statistics and macroeconomics. Before enrolling for his PhD, Trust worked on a short-term contract for the African Capacity Building Foundation (the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development). Trust is currently a DAAD scholarship holder and doing his PhD at Stellenbosch University. His PhD thesis focuses on the socioeconomic perspective of stressful life events and hypertension in developing countries. His main research interests are development economics and health economics.

July 15, 2022 in 2022, Authors, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2022, Focus Areas, Martin Gustafsson, Research Outputs, Working Papers

What lies behind South Africa’s improvements in PIRLS? An Oaxaca-Blinder analysis of the 2011 and 2016 data

Three international testing programmes, including PIRLS, point to educational quality improvements in South Africa during the period 2002 to 2019. The gains were substantial, relative…
July 15, 2022 By: Martin Gustafsson& Stephen Taylor  PDF
July 15, 2022 in 2022, Anja Smith, Authors, Dieter von Fintel, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2022, Martin Mwale, Research Outputs, Working Papers

School drop out and farm input subsidies: gender and kinship heterogeneity in Malawi

An emerging interdisciplinary literature explores how kinship practices affect household resource allocation through efficiency of production and consumption. This paper focuses on a key gender…
July 15, 2022 By: Martin Mwale, Dieter von Fintel, & Anja Smith PDF
June 20, 2022 in Authors, Education, Focus Areas, Joel Gondwe, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs

Mathematics performance of South African primary school learners: Lessons from TIMSS 2019

By examining Grade 5 mathematics performance, this paper primarily investigates how learner performance for selected sub-samples relates to and is affected by, a select set…
June 20, 2022 By: Joel Gondwe PDF
May 25, 2022 in News and Opinion

School catch-up programmes are urgently needed

A recent RESEP report, Learning Losses from COVID-19 in the Western Cape has received significant media attention, including features in Rapport, CityPress, SABC, News24, eNCA…
May 25, 2022 By: PDF
May 18, 2022 in Authors, Education - Reports & Policy, News and Opinion, Servaas van der Berg, Uncategorized

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

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…
May 18, 2022 By: Servaas van der Berg, Ursula Hoadley, Jaamia Galant, Chris van Wyk, & Bianca Böhmer PDF
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
April 22, 2022 in Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Marisa von Fintel, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Trust Gangaidzo

Stressful life events, neighbourhood characteristics, and systolic blood pressure in South Africa.

In press
April 22, 2022 By: Trust Gangaidzo, Marisa von Fintel, A. Schutte, Ronelle Burger PDF
April 11, 2022 in News and Opinion, Uncategorized

RESEP co-hosted a public lecture by Max Roser

What do you need to know to make the world a better place? This is the topic that Max Roser, founder and director of the…
April 11, 2022 By: RESEP Team PDF
March 13, 2022 in News and Opinion, Uncategorized

Looming crisis of teacher shortages

A new study by RESEP researchers Servaas van der Berg, Martin Gustafsson and Cobus Burger for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on…
March 13, 2022 By: RESEP Team PDF
March 13, 2022 in Authors, Cobus Burger, Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Martin Gustafsson, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg

School Teacher Supply and Demand in South Africa in 2019 and Beyond

This research report was produced for the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE). The study was undertaken…
March 13, 2022 By: Servaas van der Berg, Martin Gustafsson, and Cobus Burger PDF
March 9, 2022 in Authors, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2021, Heleen Hofmeyr

On the interpretation of non-cognitive skills: Implications for the South African economics of education

The South African economics of education has so far been largely silent on the role of non-cognitive skills in the learning process. This contrasts noticeably…
March 9, 2022 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
March 2, 2022 in Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2021, Focus Areas, Gabrielle Wills, Working Papers

New foundations: Strengthening ECCE provisioning in South Africa after COVID-19

Events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to undo 20 years of sustained expansion in access to early childhood care and education (ECCE) in South Africa.…
March 2, 2022 By: Gabrielle Wills and Jesal Kika-Mistry PDF
February 17, 2022 in Carol Nuga Deliwe, Dineo Seabe, Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Focus Areas, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs

How satisfied are school principals with support and compliance visits by district officials?

Introduction As a positive relationship between schools and education districts can help to secure school improvement and learning outcomes, we have explored the accountability arrangements…
February 17, 2022 By: Carol Nuga Deliwe, Dineo Seabe PDF
February 15, 2022 in News and Opinion

How the pandemic is affecting women and the women who are making the difference

RESEP research associate, Tia Linda Zuze recently wrote an opinion article that was published on the news site News24. The piece details the essential contributions…
February 15, 2022 By: RESEP Team PDF
December 22, 2021 in Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Better Performing NGOs Do Report More Accurately: Evidence from Investigating Ugandan NGO Financial Accounts

We use Benford’s Law to investigate inaccurate financial reports of a representative sample of Ugandan nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We find that 25% of the sample…
December 22, 2021 By: Canh Thien Dang, Ronelle Burger, and Trudy Owens PDF
December 2, 2021 in Education, News and Opinion

South African School System Performance: An Interactive Map

To illustrate the performance of South Africa’s public school system, RESEP developed the below interactive map with the assistance of the Centre for Geographic Analysis…
December 2, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
November 23, 2021 in 2021, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2021, Gabrielle Wills, Working Papers

Supply-side and demand-side approaches to financing early childhood care and education in South Africa

A PART OF THE ECD WORKING PAPER SERIES BETWEEN ILIFA LABANTWANA & RESEP. NO. ECD WP 003/2021
November 23, 2021 By: Gabrielle Wills, Jesal Kika PDF
November 23, 2021 in 2021, Authors, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2021, Eldridge Moses, Focus Areas, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Enrolment in early childhood care and education programmes in South Africa: challenges and opportunities

The Ilifa-Resep ECD Working Paper Series is a collaboration between Ilifa Labantwana and Research on Socio-Economic Policy (RESEP) at Stellenbosch University. The working paper series…
November 23, 2021 By: Eldridge Moses PDF
November 23, 2021 in 2021, Authors, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2021, Focus Areas, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Estimating the impact of five early childhood development programmes against a counterfactual

The Ilifa-Resep ECD Working Paper Series is a collaboration between Ilifa Labantwana and Research on Socio-Economic Policy (Resep) at Stellenbosch University. The working paper series…
November 23, 2021 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
October 28, 2021 in News and Opinion

Are protests replacing voting as mechanism to hold government  accountable?

Prospects of low voter turnout and ongoing protest about the quality of service delivery should be no surprise, according to a new study. Tina Fransman,…
October 28, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
October 27, 2021 in 2021, Education - Working Papers, Education 2021, Tina Fransman, Working Papers

Voting and protest tendencies associated with changes in service delivery.

Citizens ought to hold the state accountable for service delivery. This is usually done through the power of the vote. Literature on democratic governance suggests…
October 27, 2021 By: Tina Fransman PDF
October 18, 2021 in Education - Publications, Gabrielle Wills, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

COVID-19 learning losses: Early grade reading in South Africa

Using three different studies on early grade reading from no-fee schools across in South Africa, this paper establishes short-term learning losses in reading for grade…
October 18, 2021 By: Cally Ardington, Gabrielle Wills, and Janeli Kotze PDF
September 22, 2021 in Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Martin Mwale, Martina Mchenga, Publications, Research Outputs

A spatial analysis of out-of-pocket payments for healthcare in Malawi

In this paper, we investigate the existence of geographical correlations in OOP health expenditures by employing a spatial Durbin model on data from 778 clusters…
September 22, 2021 By: Martin Mwale, Martina Mchenga, and Gowokani Chijere Chirwa PDF
September 22, 2021 in News and Opinion

RESEP early career researchers publish in highly ranked health journal

A paper composed by early career researchers at RESEP, Martin Mwale and Dr Martina Mchenga, and their co-author Dr Gowokani Chirwa, has recently been published…
September 22, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
September 17, 2021 in Chris van Wyk, Education - Reports & Policy, Heleen Hofmeyr, News and Opinion, Policy Briefs, Rebecca Selkirk, Reports, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Uncategorized

Learner flows through schools: Using high quality administrative data to understand education system performance

The report analyses school flows, repetition, and dropout using a novel analysis of school-based assessments, and how well these predict future performance and learner flows.…
September 17, 2021 By: Servaas van der Berg, Chris van Wyk, Rebecca Selkirk, and Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
September 13, 2021 in Martin Gustafsson, News and Opinion

A teacher retirement wave is about to hit South Africa: what it means for class size

Teacher supply and demand is a complex matter. The ultimate aim is to have a teacher in front of every class, now and for the…
September 13, 2021 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
September 10, 2021 in News and Opinion

Infographic: Only one matric pass produced for every ten years of high school in SA

 
September 10, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
September 8, 2021 in News and Opinion

Gustafsson reviews policies and research on carbon tax and emissions reductions in SA while on fellowship

As Visiting Fellow with the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, Martin Gustafsson recently produced a policy and literature review titled…
September 8, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
August 18, 2021 in News and Opinion

New paper published on COVID-19 learning losses in South Africa

A new paper on COVID-19 learning losses in South Africa has been published in the International Journal of Educational Development.
August 18, 2021 By: RESEP PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A ‘Free’ Labour Force: The Labour Mobility of Emancipated Slaves at the Cape Colony, 1833-1891

STIAS, Stellenbosch 30 June 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Lisa Martin PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Education and skills for the economy and links to labour markets in South Africa – Presentation made by RESEP to the National Planning Commission

STIAS, Stellenbosch 23 June 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Highlights from Facing Forward: Schooling for Learning in Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 9 June 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Elizabeth Ninan & Marlaine Lockheed PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Giving and racial outgroup-preferences

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 June 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Mosima Ngwenya PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Coerced indigenous labour and effort in pastoral agriculture: Lessons learnt from the nineteenth century Cape frontier

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 May 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Calumet Links PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A discussion of key issues in South Africa’s basic education sector during the COVID-19 pandemic

STIAS, Stellenbosch 19 May 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Stephen Taylor PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Climate, Weather and Development: Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 May 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Out of control: Mending the broken feedback loops of water and electricity expenses at schools

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 May 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Thinus Booysen PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Labor Markets and Institutions in Postemancipation South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 28 April 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Kara Dimitruk PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A century later: Lessons from the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918

STIAS, Stellenbosch 21 April 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Johan Fourie PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Modelling COVID-19’s spread, severity and ICU capacity in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 14 April 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Alex van den Heever PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Perseverance, Passion and Poverty: Examining the association between grit and reading achievement in high-poverty schools

STIAS, Stellenbosch 7 April 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Overview of Funda Wande and Bala Wande RCTs in EC and LP and collaborations with RESEP

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 March 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Nic Spaull PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect in mathematics in South Africa and its moderating factors

STIAS, Stellenbosch 10 March 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Generosity and Gift Giving as Sources of Motivation for Health WorkersGenerosity and Gift Giving as Sources of Motivation for Health Workers

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 March 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Kenneth Leonard PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Does Class Size Matter in South African Secondary Schools? It Depends

STIAS, Stellenbosch 25 February 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Tim Kohler PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Long-term effects of childhood exposure to war on domestic violence: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil War

STIAS, Stellenbosch 18 February 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Daniela Casale PDF
August 11, 2021 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches, Uncategorized

Challenges faced by individuals who have initiated TB treatment in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces: a mixed method approach

STIAS, Stellenbosch 11 February 2020
August 11, 2021 By: Khanya Mama PDF
August 11, 2021 in Ongoing Projects

Roots and wings: Improved quality in subsidised housing

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
July 18, 2021 in Education - Publications, Gabrielle Wills, Journal Articles, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Publications, Research Outputs

Benchmarking oral reading fluency in the early grades in Nguni languages

To prevent children from falling behind in the developmental sequence of reading, a shared vision of what reading success looks like is required. This paper…
July 18, 2021 By: Cally Ardington, Gabrielle Wills, Elizabeth Pretorius, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, and Alicia Menendeze PDF
June 28, 2021 in Education, Focus Areas, News and Opinion

How basic education has improved in the Western Cape in the past six years

Repetition is a serious problem in South Africa, and the Western Cape is no exception. In any given year between 2007 and 2019, repetition has…
June 28, 2021 By: RESEP PDF
June 28, 2021 in 2021, Authors, Chris van Wyk, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2021, Working Papers

Learner flow through patterns in the Western Cape using CEMIS datasets from 2007 to 2019: A longitudinal cohort analysis

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2021 Publication date: February 2021
June 28, 2021 By: Chris van Wyk PDF
May 21, 2021 in Authors, Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Nicola Deghaye, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs

Disability Support & Accessibility in Mainstream Schools in South Africa

This report explores the state of inclusive education in South Africa using data from the School Monitoring Survey in 2017 to assess disability support, the…
May 21, 2021 By: Nicola Deghaye PDF
May 20, 2021 in News and Opinion

Resilience key to improving your circumstances

When meeting Dumisani Hompashe and listening to his story, the word “resilience" automatically comes to mind. Because resilience is the silver thread running through his…
May 20, 2021 By: Daniel Bugan PDF
May 18, 2021 in Education - Publications, Heleen Hofmeyr, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Perseverance, passion and poverty: Examining the association between grit and reading achievement in high-poverty schools in South Africa

This paper examines whether school characteristics moderate the association between grit and reading achievement in a sample of Grade 6 learners in high-poverty contexts. The…
May 18, 2021 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
May 10, 2021 in News and Opinion

Grit matters when a child is learning to read, even in poor South African schools

School quality is important in determining children’s success at school. But individual characteristics of the child also play a role. In particular, researchers and teachers…
May 10, 2021 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
April 22, 2021 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

The Economics of Health in South Africa

The remnants of the colonial and apartheid era are evident in the South African health system’s persistently higher levels of injury, mental health problems, disease…
April 22, 2021 By: Ronelle Burger & Mosima Ngwenya PDF
April 22, 2021 in Anja Smith, Authors, Carmen Sue Christian, Dumisani Hompashe, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

‘The nurse did not even greet me’: how informed versus non-informed patients evaluate health systems responsiveness in South Africa

This paper investigates the role of non-clinical dimensions of care in patient satisfaction.
April 22, 2021 By: Dumisani Hompashe, Ulf Gerdtham, Carmen Christian, Anja Smith, & Ronelle Burger PDF
April 22, 2021 in Authors, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Cost and cost-effectiveness of a universal HIV testing and treatment intervention in Zambia and South Africa: evidence and projections from the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial

The HPTN 071 (PopART) trial showed that a combination HIV prevention package including universal HIV testing and treatment (UTT) reduced population-level incidence of HIV compared…
April 22, 2021 By: Ranjeeta Thomas, William Probert, Rafael Sauter, Lawrence Mwenge, Surya Singh, Sarah Kanema, Nosivuyile Vanqa, Abigail Harper, Ronelle Burger, Anne Cori, Michael Pickles, Nomtha Bell-Mandla, Blia Yang, Justin Bwalya, Mwelwa Phiri, Kwame Shanaube, Sian Floyd, Deborah Donnell, Peter Bock, Prof Helen Ayles, Sarah Fidler, Richard J Hayes, Christophe Fraser, Katharina Hauck PDF
April 22, 2021 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Who is more likely to return for TB test results? A survey at three high-burden primary healthcare facilities in Cape Town, South Africa

In low- and middle-income countries with a high burden of tuberculosis (TB), a large proportion of people who are tested for TB do not return…
April 22, 2021 By: Ronelle Burger, Judy Caldwell, Mareli Claassens, Khanya Mama, Pren Naidoo, Matthias Rieger, Laura Rossouw, Eddy van Doorslaer, Adam Wagstaff PDF
April 22, 2021 in Authors, Dineo Seabe, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Examining the Relationship Between Resources and the Likelihood to Participate in Formal Volunteering in Post-apartheid South Africa

We examine the relationship between likelihood to volunteer and a range of human capital, social capital, religious capital and ubuntu variables in South Africa seven years after…
April 22, 2021 By: Dineo Seabe & Ronelle Burger PDF
April 22, 2021 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger

Testing an Incentive-Based and Community Health Worker Package Intervention to Improve Maternal Health and Nutrition Outcomes: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

In order to address South Africa’s maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rates, patient and community-level preventable factors need to be identified and addressed. However,…
April 22, 2021 By: Laura Rossouw, Rulof Burger, & Ronelle Burger PDF
April 22, 2021 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Underrepresentation of developing country researchers in development research

We present evidence of how researchers from developing countries are represented in three areas of research: conference presentations, articles in journals, and citations. We find…
April 22, 2021 By: Verónica Amarante, Ronelle Burger, Grieve Chelwa, John Cockburn, Ana Kassouf, Andrew McKay, & Julieta Zurbrigg PDF
April 22, 2021 in Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Changing Inequalities in Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy by Income and Race in South Africa

Trends in socioeconomic-related health inequalities is a particularly pertinent topic in South Africa where years of systematic discrimination under apartheid bequeathed a legacy of inequalities…
April 22, 2021 By: Caryn Bredenkamp, Ronelle Burger, Alyssa Jourdan, & Eddy van Doorslaer PDF
April 19, 2021 in News and Opinion

Health and education: the building blocks of a thriving economy

Improving education outcomes and producing a skills revolution, as well as ensuring a healthy nation, are two of the key priorities of the sixth administration,…
April 19, 2021 By: Eldridge Moses, Ronelle Burger PDF
April 7, 2021 in News and Opinion, Uncategorized

Recent RESEP PhD graduates

Three RESEP doctoral candidates were capped at a recent Stellenbosch University (SU) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences graduation ceremony for PhDs. Congratulations to Joel…
April 7, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
April 6, 2021 in Martin Gustafsson, News and Opinion

A new report looks into the effects of the COVID-19 on global indicators of early-grade learning proficiency

Martin Gustafsson has recently published a report titled "Pandemic-related disruptions to schooling and impacts on learning proficiency indicators in which he has modelled the possible…
April 6, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
March 11, 2021 in News and Opinion, Tia Linda Zuze

RESEP researchers produce Second-chance Matriculation technical report for Youth Capital

A new Youth Capital report, Matrics 'on the Fringe': a Review of the Second Chance Programme, has recently been released. The report draws from the findings…
March 11, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
February 22, 2021 in News and Opinion, Ronelle Burger

The missing poor: Data blind spots perpetuate social injustice

Household surveys systematically exclude or undercount vulnerable populations and these exclusions and underestimations will materially affect estimates of need such as access to clean water…
February 22, 2021 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
February 22, 2021 in News and Opinion

RESEP contributes to a BER study assessing progress with the NDP.

RESEP's Servaas van der Berg and Ronelle Burger recently contributed to a Bureau for Economic Development (BER) report tracking the progress of the National Development…
February 22, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
February 16, 2021 in News and Opinion

Benchmarking early grade reading literacy skills in Nguni languages

To prevent children from falling behind in the developmental sequence of reading, a shared vision of what reading success looks like at each step is…
February 16, 2021 By: Cally Ardington PDF
February 15, 2021 in Authors, News and Opinion, Tia Linda Zuze

Why mentorship matters for young women in STEM professions

For better or worse, all of our careers are shifted, shaped and sometimes shortened by influential figures in our lives. When it comes to women…
February 15, 2021 By: Tia Linda Zuze PDF
February 12, 2021 in News and Opinion

RESEP contributes to ground-breaking NIDS-CRAM project

With the announced hard-lockdown in March 2020, and as with most other non-essential activities, all fieldwork at Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) was shutdown. However, researchers…
February 12, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
February 12, 2021 in News and Opinion, Uncategorized

Congratulations to Nic Spaull for receiving highest post-doctoral research rating

Dr Nic Spaull from Stellenbosch University's Economics Department was this week awarded a P-rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF), the highest rating possible for…
February 12, 2021 By: RESEP Team PDF
December 17, 2020 in 2020, Authors, Carol Nuga Deliwe, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting educational quality in South Africa? Evidence to date and future risks

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP23/2020 Publication date: December 2020
December 17, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson and Carol Nuga Deliwe PDF
December 7, 2020 in 2020, Authors, Debra Shepherd, Development, Development - Working Papers, Development 2020, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2020, Research Outputs, Working Papers

The gendered effects of the ongoing lockdown and school closures in South Africa: Evidence from NIDS-CRAM Waves 1 and 2

The data from Wave 1 of NIDS-CRAM showed that women were disproportionately affected by the Covid- 19 crisis and the first month of the lockdown…
December 7, 2020 By: Debra Shepherd, Daniela Casale PDF
December 1, 2020 in 2020, Authors, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Gabrielle Wills, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Household resource flows and food poverty during South Africa’s lockdown: Short-term policy implications for three channels of social protection

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP22/2020 Publication date: December 2020
December 1, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Servaas van der Berg, Leila Patel, and Bokang Mpeta PDF
December 1, 2020 in News and Opinion

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Economics – One-year Appointment with Possible Extension to 2 Years

Quantitative analysis of education in South Africa and southern Africa. Analysis of education data sets, particularly international educational evaluations (SACMEQ, TIMSS, PIRLS, PISA-D). The focus…
December 1, 2020 By: RESEP Group PDF
December 1, 2020 in News and Opinion

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Economics – One-year Appointment with Possible Extension to 2 Years

Research on labour markets and education in Southern Africa. Analysis of household data sets and educational evaluation data such as SACMEQ, PIRLS or TIMSS, with…
December 1, 2020 By: RESEP Group PDF
November 17, 2020 in 2020, Authors, Chris van Wyk, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Rebecca Selkirk, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Schools in the time of COVID-19: Possible implications for enrolment, repetition and dropout

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP20/2020 Publication date: November 2020
November 17, 2020 By: Servaas van der Berg, Chris van Wyk, and Rebecca Selkirk, PDF
November 5, 2020 in Education - Reports & Policy, Gabrielle Wills, Nangamso Mtsatse, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Policy Briefs, Reports, Servaas van der Berg

SUMMARY REPORT: Benchmarking early grade reading skills in Nguni languages

This is a summary report that presents the key findings and approach used in identifying early grade reading benchmarks and thresholds in three Nguni languages:…
November 5, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Nangamso Mtsatse, Nicola Deghaye, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Servaas van der Berg, Cally Ardington, Elizabeth Pretorius, Alicia Menendez PDF
November 5, 2020 in Education - Reports & Policy, Gabrielle Wills, Nangamso Mtsatse, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Policy Briefs, Reports, Servaas van der Berg

TECHNICAL REPORT: Benchmarking early grade reading skills in Nguni languages

This report presents the key findings and approach used in identifying early grade reading benchmarks and thresholds in three Nguni languages: isiZulu, isiXhosa and siSwati. 
November 5, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Nangamso Mtsatse, Nicola Deghaye, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Servaas van der Berg, Cally Ardington, Elizabeth Pretorius, Alicia Menendez PDF
November 3, 2020 in Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Non-economic Working Papers, Working Papers

Schools in the time of COVID-19: impacts of the pandemic on curriculum

This working paper presents the findings of research into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the curriculum in South Africa. Four research questions frame…
November 3, 2020 By: Ursula Hoadley (School of Education, University of Cape Town) PDF
October 22, 2020 in Ongoing Projects

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

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
October 22, 2020 in Ongoing Projects

Early Learning Programme (ELP)

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…
October 21, 2020 in Ongoing Projects

What SA_SAMS/Data Driven Districts data reveal about South African School Education

Using longitudinal data components and disability statistics, this project aims to investigate school-based assessments. Funds have been received from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.…
October 11, 2020 in Debra Shepherd, Development, Development - Report & Policy, Focus Areas, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs

The gendered effects of the ongoing lockdown and school closures in South Africa: Evidence from NIDS-CRAM Waves 1 and 2

The data from Wave 1 of NIDS-CRAM showed that women were disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis and the first month of the lockdown period…
October 11, 2020 By: Debra Shepherd, Daniela Casale PDF
October 5, 2020 in Carmen Sue Christian, Health, Health - Reports & Policy, Ronelle Burger

Navigating COVID in the post lockdown period: Shifting risk perceptions and compliance with preventative measures

A report stemming from NIDS-CRAM wave 1, a project consisting of work by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from five South African…
October 5, 2020 By: Carmen Sue Christian, Ronelle Burger, Brendan Maughan-Brown, Russell Rensburg, Laura Rossouw PDF
October 5, 2020 in Development, Development - Report & Policy, Gabrielle Wills, Policy Briefs, Reports, Servaas van der Berg

Household resource flows and food poverty during South Africa’s lockdown: Short-term policy implications for three channels of social protection.

A report stemming from NIDS-CRAM wave 1, a project consisting of work by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from five South African…
October 5, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Servaas van der Berg, Leila Patel, Bokang Mpeta PDF
October 1, 2020 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Labour, Labour - Reports & Policy

Using international comparisons to inform debates on salaries for publicly paid educators in South Africa

This brief replicates UNESCO’s calculations, to determine whether South African teachers’ wages are comparable with those in Denmark. The level of teacher wages so determined…
October 1, 2020 By: Tsekere Maponya PDF
September 30, 2020 in Development, Development - Report & Policy, Focus Areas, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Tia Linda Zuze

The impact of the Coronavirus and lockdown on children’s welfare in South Africa

A report stemming from NIDS-CRAM wave 1, a project consisting of work by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from five South African…
September 30, 2020 By: Servaas van der Berg, Tia Linda Zuze, Grace Bridgman PDF
September 29, 2020 in Development, Development - Report & Policy, Nic Spaull, Policy Briefs

NIDS-CRAM Wave 1 Synthesis Report: Overview and Findings.

The overview and findings of NIDS-CRAM wave 1, consisting of work by a national consortium of 30 social science researchers from five South African universities.…
September 29, 2020 By: Nic Spaull, Cally Ardington, Ihsaan Bassier, et al. PDF
September 17, 2020 in Education, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Tia Linda Zuze

School Leadership and Local Learning Contexts in South Africa

International research has shown that the quality of school leadership and management (SLM) is important for teaching and learning, particularly in schools where there is…
September 17, 2020 By: Tia Linda Zuze, Juan, A PDF
September 12, 2020 in Authors, Debra Shepherd, Education - Reports & Policy, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs

COVID-19 and basic education: Evaluating the initial impact of the return to schooling

This paper describes the partial return to school that occurred during June and July, drawing mainly on the second wave of the NIDSCRAM survey. To…
September 12, 2020 By: Debra Shepherd, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Stephen Taylor PDF
September 12, 2020 in Development, Development - Report & Policy, Focus Areas, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Uncategorized

Hunger in South Africa during 2020: Results from Wave 2 of NIDS-CRAM

The first wave of the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDSCRAM) provided strong evidence that there had been a drastic increase…
September 12, 2020 By: Servaas van der BergGrace Bridgman, Leila Patel PDF
September 11, 2020 in Anja Smith, Authors, Focus Areas, Health, Health - Reports & Policy, Nicola Deghaye, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Examining the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on public sector health facility visits: The first 150 days

This paper considers how access to public sector healthcare in South Africa have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic using three sources of evidence: the…
September 11, 2020 By: Ronelle Burger, Candy Day, Nicola Deghaye, Lungiswa Nkonki, Russell Rensburg, Anja Smith, and Cari van Schalkwyk PDF
August 28, 2020 in News and Opinion

RESEP women researchers in the spotlight this Women’s Month

It is said that Women's Month is a celebration of women's achievements and the important (and often under-recognised) role that they play in South African…
August 28, 2020 By: PDF
August 12, 2020 in Carmen Sue Christian, Health - Reports & Policy, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Navigating COVID in the postlockdown period: Shifting risk perceptions and compliance with preventative measures

South Africa’s lockdown in March and April has saved lives by containing the spread of COVID-19 but it has done so at a tremendous social…
August 12, 2020 By: Carmen Sue Christian, Ronelle Burger, René English, Brendan Maughan-Brown, Laura Rossouw PDF
August 12, 2020 in Education - Reports & Policy, Gabrielle Wills, Policy Briefs, Reports, Research Outputs

A Sector Hanging in the Balance: ECD and Lockdown in South Africa

New evidence suggests that over four months after the closure of early childhood development (ECD) programmes on 18 March 2020, the ECD sector is likely…
August 12, 2020 By: Gabrielle Wills, Janeli Kotze, Jesal Kika-Mistry PDF
August 5, 2020 in News and Opinion

RESEP researcher recent Oped in News24: Opportunities for girls to excel few and far between

RESEP researcher recent Oped in News24: Opportunities for girls to excel few and far between RESEP researcher, Linda Zuze, recently wrote an article for News…
August 5, 2020 By: PDF
July 29, 2020 in News and Opinion

Recently in the Press: Four Contributions by RESEP Researchers

In an effort to provide expert opinions, as well as assist in guiding public discussions around socio-economic policy, such as education, and issues related to…
July 29, 2020 By: PDF
July 10, 2020 in News and Opinion

Om die Riebeek-berge te versit

In April this year, 24-year-old Lunga Swelindawo received his Master's degree in Economics. This Swartlander knew from a young age that he was different: He…
July 10, 2020 By: PDF
June 26, 2020 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2020, Martin Gustafsson, Reports, Research Outputs

Floor effects and the comparability of developing country student test scores

The report serves as a background paper to UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEMR).
June 26, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
June 19, 2020 in Adaiah Lilenstein, Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2020, Labour, Labour - Reports & Policy, Labour 2020, Nic Spaull, Reports, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg

The Race Between Teacher Wages and the Budget

This report determines how the real resources available to the average child in South Africa have changed over the period 2008 to 2018.
June 19, 2020 By: Nic Spaull, Adaiah Lilenstein, and David Carel PDF
June 16, 2020 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2020, Nic Spaull, Reports, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg

Counting the Cost: COVID-19 School Closures in South Africa & its Impact on Children

Van der Berg, S & Spaull, N. (2020). Counting the Cost: COVID-19 school closures in South Africa & its impacts on children. Research on Socioeconomic…
June 9, 2020 in Education, Education 2020, Labour, Labour - Reports & Policy, Labour 2020, Martin Gustafsson, News and Opinion, Servaas van der Berg

Call for Comment on Report: Education and Skills for the Economy and Links to Labour Markets in South Africa

A report by RESEP's Servaas van der Berg, Martin Gustafsson, and Kholekile Malindi titled Education and Skills for the Economy and Links to Labour Markets in…
June 9, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson, Servaas van der Berg, Kholekile Malindi PDF
June 7, 2020 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2020, Policy Briefs, Research Outputs, Tia Linda Zuze

Opportunity Gaps Among South African Girls

This policy brief compares educational progress among South African girls across the socioeconomic spectrum to shed some light on which girls are actually succeeding academically…
June 7, 2020 By: Tia Linda Zuze PDF
May 27, 2020 in News and Opinion

Recently Published Work

Gabrielle Wills and Servaas van der Berg explore the development and trial of new metrics to quantify school leadership and management practices and/or processes considered…
May 26, 2020 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2020, Gabrielle Wills, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg

Measuring School Leadership and Management and Linkages with Literacy: Evidence from Rural and Township Primary Schools in South Africa

Wills, G. and van der Berg, S., 2020. Measuring school leadership and management and linkages with literacy: Evidence from rural and township primary schools in…
May 20, 2020 in Development, Development - Report & Policy, Development 2020, Martin Gustafsson, News and Opinion

Common Questions about South Africa’s Covid-19 Response Answered using the International OxCGRT Dataset

I use the latest (16 May) version of the OxCGRT dataset to answer three fairly common questions about COVID-19 in the South African context. The…
May 20, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
May 19, 2020 in Development, Development - Report & Policy, Development 2020, Marlies Piek, News and Opinion

How Many Commercial Farms are there Really in South Africa and are Most of them ‘Large’?

Good policymaking requires reliable, comparable statistics over time. Despite there being an annual survey of agricultural firms in South Africa, confusion exists about the number…
May 19, 2020 By: Marlies Piek, Johann Kirsten PDF
May 18, 2020 in 2020, Dieter von Fintel, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2020, Marisa von Fintel, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Separating Employment Effects into Job Destruction and Job Creation

This paper presents new evidence on the employment effects of a large increase in agricultural minimum wages in South Africa using anonymized tax data.
May 18, 2020 By: Dieter von Fintel, Marlies Piek, Johann Kirsten PDF
May 18, 2020 in Dieter von Fintel, Journal Articles, Labour, Labour - Publications, Labour 2020, Publications, Research Outputs

Wealth Inequality and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from South African Tax and Survey Records

Von Fintel, D. and Orthofer, A., 2020. Wealth inequality and financial inclusion: Evidence from South African tax and survey records. Economic Modelling.
May 18, 2020 By: Dieter von Fintel, Anna Orthofer PDF
May 18, 2020 in Dieter von Fintel, Journal Articles, Labour, Labour - Publications, Labour 2020, Marlies Piek, Publications, Research Outputs

Sectoral Minimum Wages in South Africa: Disemployment by Firm Size and Trade Exposure

Piek, M. and von Fintel, D., 2020. Sectoral minimum wages in South Africa: Disemployment by firm size and trade exposure. Development Southern Africa, 37(3), pp.462-482.
May 12, 2020 in Education, Education 2020, News and Opinion

What the Shifting Evidence on the Coronavirus means for School Re-openings in South Africa

It is critical that the debates leading up to the re-opening of South Africa’s schools, and the actual process of re-opening, which will almost certainly…
May 12, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
May 10, 2020 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2020, Nic Spaull, Policy Briefs, Research Outputs

Who should go Back to School First in South Africa?

Who should go back to school first in South Africa? Children under 10 are least susceptible to COVID-19, they should go back first.   Spaull,…
May 10, 2020 By: Nic Spaull PDF
May 9, 2020 in Development, Development 2020, News and Opinion

Poverty rises, inequality shifts as Covid-19 impact continues unabated

Many have to fall back on that familiar South African last resort, the extended family. It will take some time before the full effect of…
May 9, 2020 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
May 8, 2020 in Reports

SU Researchers Lead Multi-university study to track Economic Impacts of COVID-19

This week researchers at Stellenbosch University launched the Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM), a collaborative research project across five universities which will track the social…
May 8, 2020 By: Stellenbosch University PDF
May 6, 2020 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2020, Policy Briefs, Research Outputs

International Tests: What are they and why should South Africa Participate?

International Tests: What are they and why should South Africa participate? South Africa takes part in three major international assessments: TIMSS, PIRLS and SEACMEQ. This…
May 6, 2020 By: Grace Bridgman PDF
May 6, 2020 in Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Non-economic Working Papers, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Mother-tongue Instruction or Straight-for-English? The Primary Education Policy Dilemma

Language-in-education policy has a powerful influence on social and economic relations, with complex dimensions in multilingual and unequal societies such as South Africa.
April 20, 2020 in Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Heleen Hofmeyr, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Perseverance, Passion, and Poverty: Examining the association between grit and reading achievement in high-poverty schools

This paper examines whether school characteristics moderate the association between grit and reading achievement in a sample of Grade 6 learners in high-poverty contexts.
April 20, 2020 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
April 17, 2020 in Development, Development 2020, News and Opinion

New RESEP Working Paper Assesses SA’s approach to COVID-19 Compared with the Rest of the World

Using a dataset known as the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), RESEP's Martin Gustafsson assesses the South African response to COVID-19 relative to that of 139…
April 17, 2020 By: RESEP Team PDF
April 17, 2020 in 2020, Development, Development - Working Papers, Development 2020, Martin Gustafsson, Research Outputs, Working Papers

How does South Africa’s Covid-19 Response Compare Globally? A Preliminary Analysis using the new OxCGRT Dataset

How does South Africa’s Covid-19 response compare globally? A preliminary analysis using the new OxCGRT dataset   A 19 May 2020 update of aspects of…
April 17, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
March 25, 2020 in Education, Education 2020, News and Opinion

Education in a Time of School Closures

President Ramaphosa announced on 15 March that schools would close within days for just over three weeks, as opposed to the originally planned one week…
March 25, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
March 23, 2020 in Education, Education 2020, News and Opinion

With Schools Shut, Kids Go Hungry (BD Article)

The coronavirus pandemic working its way through South African society will have many knock-on effects, one of them will be hunger and malnutrition as 9-million…
March 23, 2020 By: Nic Spaull PDF
March 19, 2020 in Health, Health 2020, Presentations

COVID-19 in South Africa: Navigating Social Solidarity in a Time of Social Distancing

RESEP's Ronelle Burger today published an article in the Daily Maverick calling for South African's to stand together and adhere to the President's recent announcements…
March 19, 2020 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
March 19, 2020 in Conferences and Workshops, Education, Education 2020, News and Opinion, Presentations

RESEP hosts researchers from the UK, India, and Nepal at a two-day workshop on education research

On the 20th and 21st of February 2020, RESEP convened a workshop on education research with participation from academics from the University of Bristol (UK),…
March 19, 2020 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
March 11, 2020 in News and Opinion

RESEP researcher Cobus Burger builds winning model for Uber Movement SANRAL Cape Town Challenge

Competing against some 738 data scientists from around the globe, RESEP’s Cobus Burger recently won the Uber Movement SANRAL Cape Town Challenge. Burger's model was…
March 11, 2020 By: RESEP Team PDF
March 9, 2020 in Labour, Labour 2020, News and Opinion

Study shows standardised reference letters increase employment prospects

A cost-effective intervention that is easy to implement – this is how researchers describe the standardised reference letter that was developed to assist unemployed South…
March 9, 2020 By: RESEP Team PDF
March 4, 2020 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2020, Heleen Hofmeyr, Policy Briefs

Revised results confirm large improvements in South Africa’s reading outcomes, albeit from a low base

A recent paper by Martin Gustafsson shows that there have been significant improvements in reading in South Africa in recent years.
March 4, 2020 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
February 21, 2020 in 2020, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Martin Gustafsson, Research Outputs, Working Papers

A revised PIRLS 2011 to 2016 trend for South Africa and the importance of analysing the underlying microdata

Given South Africa’s weak performance in international testing programmes, there is a strong interest in gauging improvements within these programmes.
February 21, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
February 20, 2020 in 2020, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Correspondence between mathematics and mathematical literacy scores: an analysis from 2010 to 2018

This paper estimates correspondence curves between mathematics and mathematical literacy scores for South African Matric Students from 2010 to 2018.
February 20, 2020 By: Grace Bridgman PDF
February 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

Workshops, Conferences and Training Events of 2019

This small workshop largely involved RESEP researchers and people from the policymaking world. It was held at STIAS in July and funded from RESEP's own…
February 5, 2020 By: PDF
February 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

New Projects for 2020

This two-year project for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) will involve a number of researchers from outside RESEP, including Elizabeth (Lilly) Pretorius…
February 5, 2020 By: PDF
February 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

Completed and Ongoing Projects of 2019-2020

This project for the Department of Higher Education and Training involved writing this report on DHET’s behalf, analysing their own data.
February 5, 2020 By: PDF
February 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

Understanding healthcare from the perspective of the client

In the last ten years, RESEP has expanded its health policy expertise to the point where it has built up substantial expertise and experience in…
February 5, 2020 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
February 4, 2020 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Nurse Staffing and the Quality Of Care

STIAS, Stellenbosch 4 February 2020
February 4, 2020 By: Karina Dietermann PDF
February 4, 2020 in Education, Education 2020, News and Opinion

Trends in performance in international evaluations of reading and mathematics

Two recent papers by RESEP's Martin Gustafsson look into, firstly, the historical trends between nations in children's reading and mathematics performance and, secondly, their future…
February 4, 2020 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
January 21, 2020 in 2020, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2020, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Socioeconomic Status and Class Size in South African Secondary Schools

The reduction of class size is frequently argued to be a relatively simple, cost-effective way to improve learner outcomes in a wide array of contexts.…
January 21, 2020 By: Timothy Köhler  PDF
December 21, 2019 in 2019, Chloé van Biljon, Cobus Burger, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2019, Research Outputs, Working Papers

The period effect: the effect of menstruation on absenteeism of school girls in Limpopo

This paper will aim to answer three questions: (1) Are girls absent from school during their periods? (2) If so, how large is the effect…
December 21, 2019 By: Chloé van Biljon, Cobus Burger PDF
December 20, 2019 in 2019, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2019, Heleen Hofmeyr, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Performance Beyond Expectations: Academic Resilience in South Africa

Socio-economic status and educational outcomes are strongly linked across countries and education systems. However, a growing body of research documents the existence of students from…
December 20, 2019 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
December 19, 2019 in 2019, Chris van Wyk, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2019, Nicola Deghaye, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

The promise of SA-SAMS & DDD data for tracking progression, repetition and drop-out

This paper analyses the SA-SAMS school administration data that the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education collects quarterly…
December 19, 2019 By: Servaas van der Berg, Chris van Wyk, Rebecca Selkirk, Kate Rich, and Nicola Deghaye PDF
November 29, 2019 in Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

Reading research recognised by The Impact Initiative

Over the period 2016 to 2018, RESEP were engaged in a study titled "Leadership for Literacy" funded by the ESRC/DFID. The project resulted in the…
November 29, 2019 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
November 28, 2019 in Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

RESEP runs an introductory training course on quantitative data analysis

RESEP led an introductory training course on quantitative data analysis for researchers in education in Stellenbosch from 11 to 15 November. The course was attended…
November 26, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Remittances and Household Welfare: Evidence from Zambia

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 November 2019
November 26, 2019 By: Elizabeth Nanziri PDF
November 25, 2019 in Chapters in Book, Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2019, Gabrielle Wills, Publications, Research Outputs

School leadership and management: Identifying linkages with learning and structural inequalities

Wills, G., 2019. School leadership and management: Identifying linkages with learning and structural inequalities. In South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality (pp. 301-320). Springer, Cham.
November 25, 2019 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
November 15, 2019 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2019, Gabrielle Wills, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Addressing the ‘leadership conundrum through a mixed methods study of school leadership for literacy

Taylor, N., Wills, G. and Hoadley, U., 2019. Addressing the ‘leadership conundrum ’through a mixed methods study of school leadership for literacy. Research in Comparative and…
November 15, 2019 By: Gabrielle Wills, Nick Taylor, Ursula Hoadly PDF
November 15, 2019 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2019, Gabrielle Wills, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Teachers’ unions and industrial action in South African primary schools: Exploring their impacts on learning

Abstract: This paper investigates a disruption hypothesis that student learning is lost as a direct consequence of teacher strike action in South Africa. At face…
November 15, 2019 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
November 14, 2019 in Anja Smith, Carmen Sue Christian, Dumisani Hompashe, Health, Health - Reports & Policy, Health 2020, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Use of simulated patients to assess hypertension case management at public healthcare facilities in South Africa

Burger, R., Christian, C.S., Gerdtham, U.G., Haal, K., Hompashe, D.M., Smith, A. and Schutte, A.E., 2019. Use of simulated patients to assess hypertension case management…
November 14, 2019 By: Anja Smith, Carmen Sue Christian, Dumisani Hompashe, Ronelle BurgerUlf Gerdtham, K. Haal, Alte Schutte PDF
November 14, 2019 in Development, Development - Publications, Development 2020, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Abiding by the Law? Using Benford’s Law to Examine the Accuracy of Nonprofit Financial Reports

Qu, H., Steinberg, R. and Burger, R., 2019. Abiding by the Law? Using Benford’s Law to Examine the Accuracy of Nonprofit Financial Reports. Nonprofit and…
November 14, 2019 By: Ronelle Burger, Heng Qu, Richard Steinberg PDF
November 14, 2019 in Health, Health 2019, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

SMS Nudges as a Tool to Reduce Tuberculosis Treatment Delay and Pretreatment Loss to Follow-Up. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Wagstaff, A., van Doorslaer, E. and Burger, R., 2019. SMS nudges as a tool to reduce tuberculosis treatment delay and pretreatment loss to follow-up. A…
November 14, 2019 By: Ronelle Burger, Adam Wagstaff, Eddy van Dooslaer PDF
November 14, 2019 in Dieter von Fintel, Health, Health - Publications, Health 2019, Journal Articles, Martina Mchenga, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Examining the impact of WHO’s Focused Antenatal Care policy on early access, underutilisation and quality of antenatal care services in Malawi: a retrospective study

Mchenga, M., Burger, R. and von Fintel, D., 2019. Examining the impact of WHO’s Focused Antenatal Care policy on early access, underutilisation and quality of…
November 12, 2019 in Development, Development - Publications, Development - Working Papers, Development 2017, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Better Performing NGOs Do Report More Accurately: Evidence from Investigating Ugandan NGO Financial Accounts

Burger, R., Dang, C.T. and Owens, T., 2017. Better performing NGOs do report more accurately: Evidence from investigating Ugandan NGO financial accounts (No. 2017-10).
November 12, 2019 By: Ronelle Burger, Canh Thien Dang, Trudy Owens PDF
November 12, 2019 in Health, Health - Publications, Health 2019, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Effects and determinants of tuberculosis drug stockouts in South Africa

Koomen, L.E.M., Burger, R. and van Doorslaer, E.K.A., 2019. Effects and determinants of tuberculosis drug stockouts in South Africa. BMC health services research, 19(1), p.213.
November 12, 2019 By: Ronelle Burger, L.E.M Loomen, Eddy van Dooslaer PDF
November 12, 2019 in Health, Health - Publications, Health 2019, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger

An Incentive-Based and Community Health Worker Package Intervention to Improve Early Utilization of Antenatal Care: Evidence from a Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial

Rossouw, L., Burger, R.P. and Burger, R., 2019. An Incentive-Based and Community Health Worker Package Intervention to Improve Early Utilization of Antenatal Care: Evidence from…
November 12, 2019 By: Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Laura Rossouw PDF
November 12, 2019 in Development, Development - Publications, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Temporal case study of household behavioural response to Cape Town’s “Day Zero” using smart meter data

Booysen, M.J., Visser, M. and Burger, R., 2019. Temporal case study of household behavioural response to Cape Town's “Day Zero” using smart meter data. Water Research, 149,…
November 12, 2019 By: Ronelle Burger, Marthinus J. Booysen, Martine Visser PDF
November 12, 2019 in Chapters in Book, Education, Education - Publications, Education 2019, Nic Spaull, Publications, Research Outputs

Assessing Early Literacy Outcomes in Burkina Faso and Senegal: Using DHS and PASEC to Combine Access and Quality

  Book: Improving Early Literacy Outcomes Chapter: Assessing Early Literacy Outcomes in Burkina Faso and Senegal: Using DHS and PASEC to Combine Access and Quality Authors: Nic…
November 12, 2019 By: Nic Spaul and Adaiah Lilenstein PDF
November 11, 2019 in Chapters in Book, Education, Education - Publications, Education 2019, Nic Spaull, Publications, Research Outputs

Learning to Read and Write for Meaning and Pleasure

Spaull, N. (2019). Learning to Read and Write for Meaning and Pleasure. In Spaull, N. & Comings, J. (Eds), Improving Early Literacy Outcomes. Leiden, The Netherlands:…
November 11, 2019 By: Nic Spaull PDF
November 11, 2019 in Chapters in Book, Education, Education - Publications, Education 2019, Nic Spaull, Publications, Research Outputs

Still Falling at the First Hurdle: Examining Early grade Reading in South Africa

Spaull, N. & Pretorius, E. (2019). Still Falling at the First Hurdle: Examining Early grade Reading in South Africa. In Spaull, N., & Jansen, J.…
November 11, 2019 By: Nic Spaull, Elizabeth Pretorius PDF
November 11, 2019 in Chapters in Book, Education, Education - Publications, Education 2019, Nic Spaull, Publications, Research Outputs

Equity: A Price Too High to Pay?

Spaull, N. (2019). Equity: A Price Too High to Pay? In Spaull, N., & Jansen, J. (Eds), South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality. Springer…
November 11, 2019 By: Nic Spaull PDF
November 9, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Complementary Effects of Farm Input Subsidies and Health Care Quality

STIAS, Stellenbosch 19 November 2019
November 9, 2019 By: Martin Mwale PDF
November 5, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Minimum wages and firm dynamics: Preliminary evidence from the agricultural sector using South African administrative tax data

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 November 2019
November 5, 2019 By: Marlies Piek PDF
October 29, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Disseminating your Research and Accessing Funding

STIAS, Stellenbosch 29 October 2019
October 29, 2019 By: Nic Spaull PDF
October 15, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Spatial autocorrelation in the non-profit sector: The role of demand and supply

STIAS, Stellenbosch 15 October 2019
October 15, 2019 By: Dineo Shirley PDF
October 9, 2019 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2019, Gabrielle Wills, Heleen Hofmeyr, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Academic resilience in challenging contexts: Evidence from township and rural primary schools in South Africa

Wills, G. and Hofmeyr, H., 2019. Academic resilience in challenging contexts: Evidence from township and rural primary schools in South Africa. International Journal of Educational Research, 98,…
October 9, 2019 By: Gabrielle Wills, Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
October 8, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Determinants of Reading Ability – Investigating Non-Linear Relationships Using Generalised Structural Equation, Mediated, and Non-Parametric Modelling

STIAS, Stellenbosch 8 October 2019
October 8, 2019 By: Alex O'Riordan PDF
October 7, 2019 in Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

#Researchforimpact: Understanding academic resilience in challenging schools

(Note: this story originally appeared on the Stellenbosch University website)   ​​Even in high-poverty contexts, some children manage to achieve consistently good academic results despite…
October 7, 2019 By: Stellenbosch University PDF
October 4, 2019 in Conferences and Workshops, Education, Education 2019, Presentations

Quantitative Education Research Conference again a huge success

On 12 and 13 September, RESEP held its fifth Quantitative Education Research Conference at the Stias Conference Centre in Stellenbosch. As in past years, it…
October 1, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Examining Child Health and Nutrition Inequality in Tanzania

STIAS, Stellenbosch 1 October 2019
October 1, 2019 By: PDF
September 19, 2019 in News and Opinion

Introductory training course on data analysis for education researchers

We will be hosting an introductory training course on data analysis for education researchers from 11-15 November 2019. Put your nominee in touch with us…
September 19, 2019 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
September 10, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Segregation and Academic Achievement Gaps in the U.S.: New Evidence from Big Data

STIAS, Stellenbosch 10 September 2019
September 10, 2019 By: Sean Reardon PDF
September 10, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Segregation and academic achievement gaps in the U.S.: New evidence from big data

September 10, 2019 By: PDF
September 3, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Stressful Life Events, Neighbourhood Characteristics and Hypertension in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 September 2019
September 3, 2019 By: Trust Gangaidzo PDF
September 3, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Stressful Life Events, Neighbourhood Characteristics and Hypertension in South Africa

September 3, 2019 By: Trust Gangaidzo PDF
August 27, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Conflict, Measurement and Welfare: Collecting Household Survey Data in South Sudan

STIAS, Stellenbosch 27 August 2019
August 27, 2019 By: Arden Finn PDF
August 27, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Conflict, Measurement and Welfare: Collecting Household Survey Data in South Sudan

August 27, 2019 By: PDF
August 20, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Effect of Menstruation on Absenteeism of School Girls in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 20 August 2019
August 20, 2019 By: Chloé van Biljon PDF
August 20, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Effect of Menstruation on Absenteeism of School Girls in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 20 August 2019
August 20, 2019 By: Chloé van Biljon PDF
August 13, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Community Health Workers, Subsidies, and Safe Water: Evidence from Malawi

STIAS, Stellenbosch 13 August 2019
August 13, 2019 By: Pascaline Dupas (Stanford) PDF
August 13, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Community Health Workers, Subsidies, and Safe Water: Evidence from Malawi

STIAS, Stellenbosch 13 August 2019
August 13, 2019 By: Pascaline Dupas (Stanford) PDF
August 6, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Diversity Backlash? Migration, Ethnic Fractionalization and Violence in the Soviet Union

STIAS, Stellenbosch 6 August 2019
August 6, 2019 By: Young-ook Jang PDF
August 6, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Diversity Backlash? Migration, Ethnic Fractionalization and Violence in the Soviet Union

STIAS, Stellenbosch 6 August 2019
August 6, 2019 By: Young-ook Jang PDF
July 30, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Immigration and Preferences for redistribution in Europe

STIAS, Stellenbosch 30 July 2019
July 30, 2019 By: Elie Murard PDF
July 29, 2019 in Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

Reading for meaning: a common issue in President’s SONA speech and RESEP’s “Binding Constraints” report

In 2016, RESEP published the "Binding Constraints" report discussing the importance of reading for meaning by grade 3. Three years later, President Cyril Ramaphosa echoes…
July 29, 2019 By: RESEP Team PDF
July 23, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Book Launch: State of the Nation

STIAS, Stellenbosch 23 July 2019
July 23, 2019 By: Ingrid Woolard PDF
July 9, 2019 in Conferences and Workshops, Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

Highlights from RESEP’s Early Learning Workshop (4 to 5 July 2019)

RESEP hosted a two-day workshop at STIAS from 4 to 5 July 2019, with participation from key academics and policymakers engaged in early learning research…
July 9, 2019 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
July 9, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Strategies for Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data in Mixed Methods Research

STIAS, Stellenbosch 9 July 2019
July 9, 2019 By: Tim Guetterman PDF
June 26, 2019 in Conferences and Workshops, Labour, News and Opinion

Minister Tito Mboweni, experts and researchers attend RESEP workshop on the South African Labour Market in a Macro-economic Context

On 20 and 21 June 2019, the labour group within RESEP hosted a small, successful workshop on The Labour Market in a Macro-economic Context at…
June 26, 2019 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
June 25, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Home is Where the Head is: The Spatial Relationship between Household Wealth and Early Childhood Cognitive Outcomes in the Context of a Maternal and Child Health Programme

STIAS, Stellenbosch 25 June 2019
June 25, 2019 By: Anja Smith, Ed Kirby PDF
June 11, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The sustainability of early education interventions: Have learning gains and improved teacher practices persisted in the Early Grade Reading Study?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 11 June 2019
June 11, 2019 By: Stephen Taylor PDF
June 3, 2019 in Conferences and Workshops, Development, News and Opinion

Symposium on Subsidised Housing hosted by RESEP (Stellenbosch University), Bath University and WC Department of Human Settlements

On May 27, 2019, RESEP and uMama of Stellenbosch University, Bath University and the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements hosted a symposium on subsidised…
June 3, 2019 By: RESEP and uMama PDF
May 28, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Sparking a love for reading – fidelity, impact and sustainability of Story Powered Schools (cohort one)

STIAS, Stellenbosch 28 May 2019
May 28, 2019 By: Cally Ardington PDF
May 21, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Cost of education

STIAS, Stellenbosch 21 May 2019
May 21, 2019 By: Adaiah Lilenstein PDF
May 7, 2019 in News and Opinion

RESEP PhD student wins 2018 Founders medal for best thesis

Congratulations to Tina Fransman, who not only starts her PhD at RESEP in 2019 but also won the 2018 Economic Society of SA (Essa) Founders’…
May 7, 2019 By: RESEP PDF
April 16, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Exceptional performance in PIRLS

STIAS, Stellenbosch 16 March 2019
April 16, 2019 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
April 9, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Examining the impact of appointment reminders for TB treatment initiation and adherence in two Cape Town clinics

STIAS, Stellenbosch 09 April 2019
April 9, 2019 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
April 2, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Measuring inequality with grouped data: perspectives from historical records.

STIAS, Stellenbosch 02 April 2019
April 2, 2019 By: Dieter von Fintel, Calumet Links, Erik Green PDF
March 29, 2019 in Anja Smith, Health, Health - Reports & Policy, Health 2019, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Demand-Side Causes and Covariates of Late Antenatal Care Access in Cape Town, South Africa

Smith, A., Burger, R. and Black, V., 2019. Demand-Side Causes and Covariates of Late Antenatal Care Access in Cape Town, South Africa. Maternal and child health…
March 29, 2019 By: Anja Smith, Ronelle Burger, Vivian Black PDF
March 26, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Variance in employee engagement among public school teachers in the Western Cape Province: An exploratory study

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 March 2019
March 26, 2019 By: Nicola van der Westhuizen PDF
March 19, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Misreporting of Intimate Partner Violence in Developing Countries: Measurement Error and New Strategies to Minimize it

STIAS, Stellenbosch 19 March 2019
March 19, 2019 By: Jorge Aguero PDF
March 18, 2019 in Carmen Sue Christian, Cobus Burger, Health, Health 2019, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Rulof Burger

Patient predictors of health-seeking behaviour for persons coughing for more than two weeks in high-burden tuberculosis communities: the case of the Western Cape, South Africa

Christian, C., Burger, B., Claassens, C., Bond, V. & Burger, R. (2019). Patient predictors of health-seeking behaviour for persons coughing for more than two weeks…
March 18, 2019 By: Carmen Sue Christian, Cobus Burger, Rulof Burger, Mareli Claassens, Virginia Bond PDF
March 12, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Economic Effects of District Reforms

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 March 2019
March 12, 2019 By: Christian Lessmann PDF
March 6, 2019 in News and Opinion

RESEP PhD student, Nangamso Mtsatse, in the global spotlight for literacy research

Nangamso Mtsatse, a RESEP PhD student, has been named as one of the world's top 30 rising young leaders (under 30 years of age) in…
March 6, 2019 By: RESEP PDF
March 5, 2019 in News and Opinion

Applications open: 2019 Bursary award to support a registered Masters’ student with an interest in education research or the economics of education

Deadline: 19 April 2019 About the award: Research on Socio-Economic Policy (RESEP) is pleased to announce the availability of a bursary to support a currently…
March 5, 2019 By: RESEP PDF
February 26, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Politics & Governance of Basic Education: Applying the 2018 World Development Report to South Africa 

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 February 2019
February 26, 2019 By: Brian Levy PDF
February 21, 2019 in Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

Hijacked by the urgent we neglect the important (SA Budget 2019)

RESEP researcher Nic Spaull unpacks the implications of the 2019 South African Budget, with a focus on education in particular.
February 21, 2019 By: Nic Spaull PDF
February 19, 2019 in Health, Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Early Lead Exposure and Outcomes in Adulthood

STIAS, Stellenbosch 19 February 2019
February 19, 2019 By: Peter Nilsson PDF
February 12, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

An analysis of poverty declines and dynamics in Namibia using 3 waves of cross-sectional data

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 February 2019
February 12, 2019 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
February 5, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Measuring leadership and management and their linkages with literacy in rural and township primary schools in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 February 2019
February 5, 2019 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
January 29, 2019 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Using satellite data to assess the impact of agricultural minimum wages in South Africa

January 29, 2019 By: Dieter von Fintel, Marlies Piek, Seiro PDF
January 11, 2019 in Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

RESEP contributes to international debates on monitoring of SDG learning proficiency goals

RESEP members often collaborate in a number of ways with the international bodies that oversee policy and service delivery trends across the world. These bodies…
January 11, 2019 By: RESEP PDF
January 10, 2019 in 2018, Dieter von Fintel, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2018, Marlies Piek, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Sectoral minimum wages in South Africa: disemployment by firm size and trade exposure

This paper measures the impact of South African minimum wages on small and large firm employment in a sector that is exposed to international competition…
January 10, 2019 By: Dieter von Fintel, Marlies Piek PDF
January 8, 2019 in Education, Education 2019, News and Opinion

RESEP members recognised for chapter contribution on systems approach to education research

RESEP team members have been acknowledged for highlighting the value of a systems approach to education research.
January 8, 2019 By: RESEP PDF
January 7, 2019 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2019, Reports, Research Outputs

Leadership for Literacy: Final Report on the Case Study Schools

Leadership for Literacy Exploring leadership practices in township and rural primary schools serving poor communities in South Africa Final Report on the Case Study Schools
January 7, 2019 By: Nick Taylor, Ursula Hoadley PDF
December 10, 2018 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2018, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Tia Linda Zuze

School leadership and local learning contexts in South Africa

ZUZE TL & JUAN A. (2018) School leadership and local learning contexts in South Africa. Educational Management Administration & Leadership.
December 10, 2018 By: Tia Linda Zuze, Juan Andrea PDF
December 10, 2018 in 2018, Education, Education - Publications, Education 2018, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Tia Linda Zuze

Bullies, victims and bully-victims in South African schools: Examining the risk factors

JUAN A, ZUZE TL, HANNAN S, GOVENDER A & REDDY V. Bullies, victims and bully-victims in South African schools: Examining the risk factors. South African Journal…
December 10, 2018 By: Tia Linda Zuze, Juan Andrea, Ashika Govender & Vijay Reddy PDF
December 4, 2018 in 2018, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Measuring leadership and management and their linkages with literacy in rural and township primary schools in South Africa

This paper describes a rigorous process to develop and trial new metrics for measuring and codifying school leadership and management practices and processes that are…
December 2, 2018 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Addressing the ‘leadership conundrum’ through a mixed methods study of school leadership for literacy

This paper explores methodological insights from a mixed methods study that aims to understand how school leaders promote literacy development in their schools.
December 2, 2018 By: Nick Taylor, Gabrielle Wills, and Ursula Hoadley PDF
November 30, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

RESEP’s Dr Nic Spaull contributes to presidential roundtable discussion

Dr Nic Spaull, Senior Researcher in the Research on Socioeconomic Policy (RESEP) group in the Department of Economics, spoke about the importance of restoring our…
November 30, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
November 23, 2018 in 2018, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Heleen Hofmeyr, Working Papers

Academic Resilience in Challenging Contexts: Evidence From Township and Rural Primary Schools in South Africa

Poverty is considered a risk factor that jeopardizes children’s academic performance. However, even in high-poverty contexts there are students who manage to achieve consistently good…
November 23, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills, Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
November 14, 2018 in Development, Development - Publications, Development 2018, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger

Global nonprofit chains and the challenges of development aid contracting

Burger, R., Owens, T. and Prakash, A., 2018, October. Global Non-Profit Chains and the Challenges of Development Aid Contracting. In Nonprofit Policy Forum (Vol. 9, No. 4).…
November 14, 2018 By: Ronelle Burger, Trudy Owens, Prakash Aseem PDF
November 8, 2018 in Chapters in Book, Debra Shepherd, Education, Education - Publications, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Publications, Research Outputs

Explaining the Western Cape performance paradox: An econometric analysis

Wills, G., Shepherd, D., and Kotze, J. (2018). Explaining the Western Cape performance paradox: An econometric analysis, in The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A…
November 8, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd, Gabrielle Wills, Janeli Kotzé PDF
October 8, 2018 in Debra Shepherd, Education, Education - Publications, Education 2018, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Understanding language in education and grade 4 reading performance using a ‘natural experiment’ of Botswana and South Africa

Shepherd, D.L. (2018). Understanding language in education and grade 4 reading performance using a 'natural experiment' of Botswana and South Africa. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, Special Issue:…
October 8, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
October 8, 2018 in Health, Health - Working Papers, News and Opinion

RESEP alumni, Laura Rossouw, published in top-rated journal

RESEP PhD alumni, Laura Rossouw, has published one of her PhD chapters in the latest issue of top-rated demography journal, Demography.
October 8, 2018 By: RESEP Team PDF
September 14, 2018 in Conferences and Workshops, Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

Quantitative Education Research Conference 2018

RESEP's annual, two-day conference on Quantitative Applications in Education Research was held on 6 and 7 September 2018 in Stellenbosch
September 14, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
September 6, 2018 in Anja Smith, Carmen Sue Christian, Dumisani Hompashe, Health, Health - Reports & Policy, Health 2018, Journal Articles, Publications, Ronelle Burger

Measuring Quality Gaps in TB Screening in South Africa Using Standardised Patient Analysis

Christian, C., Gerdtham, U.G., Hompashe, D., Smith, A. and Burger, R., 2018. Measuring quality gaps in TB screening in South Africa using standardised patient analysis.…
September 5, 2018 in News and Opinion

RESEP website launch

It's been a while in the making, but we are very excited to announce that the day has finally arrived: RESEP's new website is now…
September 5, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
September 5, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

New policy briefs: September

RESEP's most recent policy briefs are now available for download.
September 5, 2018 By: RESEP Team PDF
September 4, 2018 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Policy Briefs

Exploring how school leaders promote literacy improvements

The performance of South African learners in reading comprehension is extremely poor. The Progress in International Literacy and Reading Study (2016) highlighted that by the…
September 4, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
September 4, 2018 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2018, Policy Briefs, Tia Linda Zuze

School leadership and local learning contexts in South Africa

The role of the school principal in South African schools has evolved. No longer are they only seen as managers and administrators; they are also…
September 4, 2018 By: Tia Linda ZuzeAndrea Juan PDF
September 4, 2018 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Policy Briefs

Structural inequalities in school leadership and management across South African schools

In the National Development Plan strengthening the quality of school leadership and management was identified as a priority to support improvements in South African basic…
September 4, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
September 4, 2018 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Policy Briefs

The possibility of improvements despite a lack of existing high-quality no-fee primary schools

The low quality of South African schooling has been widely confirmed through international tests of mathematics and literacy. The 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy…
September 4, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
September 4, 2018 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2018, Nic Spaull, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Policy Briefs

Creating reading fluency benchmarks in African languages

Learning to read for meaning is the most important skill that children learn in primary school. If a child cannot read well, then they will…
September 4, 2018 By: Nic Spaull, Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Elizabeth Pretorius PDF
September 4, 2018 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2018, Gabrielle Wills, Heleen Hofmeyr, Policy Briefs

Academic resilience in challenging school contexts in South Africa

Poverty is considered a risk factor that jeopardizes children’s academic performance. Yet even in high poverty contexts there are students who manage to achieve consistently…
September 4, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills, Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
August 11, 2018 in Ongoing Projects

A survey of Early Childhood Development Centres in Namibia

Unicef Namibia and the Namibian Ministry of Gender Equity and Child Welfare engaged RESEP to conduct this study. Dr. Chris van Wyk advised and assisted…
August 11, 2018 By: Chris van Wyk PDF
August 1, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

Investment Trends Report: Financial Trends in Post-school Education and Training

In 2018, RESEP was contracted by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) via the National Skills Fund to draft an Investment Trends report.
August 1, 2018 By: RESEP Team PDF
July 23, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

World Bank commissioned RESEP paper now available

A paper by RESEP’s Servaas van der Berg and Heleen Hofmeyr, titled “An incomplete transition – overcoming the legacy of exclusion in South Africa”, is…
July 23, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Dumisani Hompashe, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Instructional leadership and academic performance: Eastern Cape educators’ perceptions and quantitative evidence

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2018 Publication date: July 2018 Abstract: This study aims to explore the experiences and perceptions of school educators on how…
July 19, 2018 By: Dumisani Hompashe PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Development, Development - Working Papers, Development 2018, Research Outputs, Thomas Ferreira, Working Papers

Using satellite data to track socio-economic outcomes: a case study of Namibia

Efforts to improve the livelihoods of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa are hindered by data deficiencies. Surveys on socio-economic outcomes, for example, are generally conducted…
July 19, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2018, Research Outputs, Rulof Burger, Working Papers

Bridging the intention-behavior gap? The effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment

We test the effects of plan-making on job search and employment. In a field experiment with unemployed youths, participants who complete a detailed job search…
July 19, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Adaiah Lilenstein, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Integrating Indicators of Education Quantity and Quality in Six Francophone African Countries

Research and policy-making in education have historically focused on quantitative measures of education when assessing the state of education across countries.
July 19, 2018 By: Adaiah Lilenstein PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Martin Gustafsson, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Understanding the sharp primary level enrolment increases beginning in 2011

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2018 Publication date: May 2018 Abstract: Enrolments at the primary level in South Africa increased sharply from around 2011. Over…
July 19, 2018 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Labour, Research Outputs, Thomas Ferreira, Working Papers

Does education enhance productivity in smallholder agriculture? Causal evidence from Malawi

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2018 Publication date: March 2018 Abstract: Malawi is a low-income country where the majority of the poor live and work…
July 19, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Chloé van Biljon, Dieter von Fintel, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2018, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Bargaining to work: the effect of female autonomy on female labour supply

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2018 Publication date: March 2018 Abstract: Female labour supply is an important outcome for measuring gender equality and is therefore…
July 19, 2018 By: Chloé van Biljon, Dieter von Fintel, Atika Pasha PDF
July 19, 2018 in 2018, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Heleen Hofmeyr, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Home background and schooling outcomes in South Africa: Insights from the National Income Dynamics Study

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2018 Publication date: January 2018 Abstract: Patterns of poverty and inequality in South Africa are largely sustained by differential educational…
July 19, 2018 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2017, Focus Areas, Nic Spaull, Research Outputs, Working Papers

The ‘Martha Effect’: The compounding female advantage in South African higher education

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2017 Publication date: November 2017 Abstract: In this paper we use population-wide panel data to follow every South African student…
July 16, 2018 By: Nic Spaull, Hendrik van Broekhuizen PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Chloé van Biljon, Development, Development - Working Papers, Development 2017, Research Outputs, Working Papers

The effect of old age pensions on child deprivation: revisiting the role of gender

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2017 Publication date: October 2017 Abstract: Existing work suggests that the South African state old age pension, through, increasing female…
July 16, 2018 By: Chloé van Biljon PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Debra Shepherd, Development - Working Papers, Development 2017, Education, Education - Working Papers, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Gender, Self-concept and Mathematics and Science Performance of South African Grade 9 Students

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2017 Publication date: October 2017 Abstract: Despite improvements over the past decade, South African women continue to be underrepresented in…
July 16, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Dieter von Fintel, Eldridge Moses, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2017, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Migration and gender in South Africa: following bright lights and the fortunes of others?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2017 Publication date: September 2017 Abstract: Internal migration in South Africa has a strong gender dimension. Historically, the apartheid-era migrant…
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2017, Research Outputs, Working Papers

The effect of neighbourhoods and school quality on education and labour market outcomes in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2017 Publication date: September 2017 Abstract: This study evaluates the relative importance of family, neighbourhood and school quality in explaining…
July 16, 2018 By: Asmus Zoch PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2017, Research Outputs, Rulof Burger, Working Papers

The value of reference letters

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2017 Publication date: June 2017 Abstract: We show that reference letters from former employers alleviate information asymmetries about workers’ skills…
July 16, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2017, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Succeeding against the odds: A quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of IkamvaYouth

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2017 Publication date: June 2017 Abstract: The work presented here is essentially an update to the previous evaluation conducted by…
July 16, 2018 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Development, Development - Working Papers, Development 2017, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Working Papers

Building bridges or deepening divides: Resources and formal volunteering in post-apartheid South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2017 Publication date: May 2017 Abstract: This study investigates volunteering in a highly unequal society. It uses post-apartheid South Africa…
July 16, 2018 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2017, Gabrielle Wills, Research Outputs, Working Papers

What do you mean by ‘good’? The search for exceptional primary schools in South Africa’s no-fee school system

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16/2017 Publication date: December 2017 Abstract: This paper describes a rigorous data collection process to find and verify the quality…
July 16, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
July 16, 2018 in 2017, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2017, Martin Gustafsson, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Rotten apples or just apples and pears? Understanding patterns consistent with cheating in international test data

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2017 Publication date: December 2017 Abstract: The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) programme has succeeded…
July 16, 2018 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
July 16, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

RESEP’s Short Course Training

The Department of Higher Education Training (DHET) course is funded by UNICEF. The course, which is a Stellenbosch University accredited short course, typically lasts two…
July 16, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
July 12, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Access to learning in Francophone Africa: Combining measures of schooling access and quality for comparable estimates across countries and over time

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 June 2018
July 12, 2018 By: Adaiah Lilenstein PDF
July 12, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Exposure to international trade, private standards and labour law compliance: the case of agricultural minimum wages in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenboach 19 June 2018
July 12, 2018 By: Marlies Piek PDF
July 12, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The returns to schooling in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 June 2018
July 12, 2018 By: Willem Wilken PDF
July 12, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Understanding the effects of Land Reform in Data Scarce Context

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 June 2018
July 12, 2018 By: Tawanda Chingozha PDF
July 12, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Expropriation with compensation: The 1834 slave emancipation and intergenerational outcomes

STIAS, Stellenbosch 22 MAY, 2018
July 12, 2018 By: Igor Martins PDF
July 12, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Poverty dynamics and life trajectories in urban South Africa: A mixed methods investigation

STIAS, Stellenbosch 15 May 2018
July 12, 2018 By: Rocco Zizzamia (SALDRU) PDF
July 12, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Measurement of earnings: Comparing South African tax and survey data

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 April 2018
July 12, 2018 By: Martin Wittenberg (UCT) PDF
July 9, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

RESEP’s Prof. van der Berg undertakes new work for World Bank in Lesotho

Servaas van der Berg has recently undertaken some work for the World Bank in Lesotho as part of a Public Expenditure Review.
July 9, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2015, Development, Development - Report & Policy, Development 2015, Research Outputs, Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

The long walk: Considering the enduring spatial and racial dimensions of deprivation two decades after the fall of apartheid

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2015 Abstract: This study examines the enduring spatial and racial dimensions of poverty and deprivation in South Africa to assess…
July 4, 2018 By: Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Sarel van der Walt, Derek Yu PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Gabrielle Wills, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Principal leadership changes in South Africa: Investigating their consequences for school performance

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2016 Abstract: A rising number of school leadership changes have been occurring in South African schools as a large proportion…
July 4, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Martin Gustafsson, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Teacher supply and the quality of schooling in South Africa. Patterns over space and time

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2016 Abstract: The paper addresses policy questions in South Africa’s education system using a newly merged 1999 to 2013 panel…
July 4, 2018 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Martin Gustafsson, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Treating schools to a new administration: Evidence from South Africa of the impact of better practices in the system-level administration of schools

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2016 Abstract: School examination results are far from ideal measures of progress in schooling systems, yet if analysed with sufficient…
July 4, 2018 By: Martin Gustafsson, Stephen Taylor PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Dieter von Fintel, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2016, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Institutional wage-setting, labour demand and labour supply: causal estimates from a South African pseudo-panel

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP07/2016 Abstract: Unemployment in South Africa has been attributed to multiple causes. Wages have grown faster than productivity to reduce…
July 4, 2018 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Labour, Labour 2016, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Graduate unemployment and Higher Education Institutions in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2016 Abstract: The emerging consensus regarding high and rising levels of graduate unemployment in South Africa in recent years has…
July 4, 2018 By: Hendrik van Broekhuizen PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Dieter von Fintel, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2016, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Wage flexibility in a high unemployment regime: spatial heterogeneity and the size of local labour markets

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2016 Abstract: Whereas some previous microeconometric evidence suggests that wage setters in South Africa are highly responsive to external local…
July 4, 2018 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Debra Shepherd, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Gabrielle Wills, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Interrogating a Paradox of Performance in the WCED: A Provincial and Regional Comparison of Student Learning

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2016 Abstract: The Western Cape, one of South Africa’s better performing provinces in terms of educational outcomes, has a relatively…
July 4, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd, Gabrielle Wills, Janeli Kotzé PDF
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Heleen Hofmeyr, Research Outputs, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 National Matric Cohort

This study uses a unique dataset to investigate university access, throughput, and dropout for the 2008 national matric cohort. The findings show that university access…
July 4, 2018 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Nic Spaull, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Disentangling the language effect in South African schools: Measuring the impact of ‘language of assessment’ in grade 3 literacy and numeracy

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP19/2016 Abstract: The aim of this paper is to exploit an unusual occurrence whereby a large group of South African…
July 4, 2018 By: Nic Spaull PDF
July 2, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

Funda Wande: Teaching Reading for Meaning

The “Funda Wande: Teaching Reading for Meaning” project aims to help address the fact that most (58%) South African children don't read for meaning, by developing a…
July 2, 2018 By: Nic Spaull PDF
June 25, 2018 in Education, Education 2018, News and Opinion

UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) commissions RESEP’s Chris van Wyk

In 2017, RESEP's Chris van Wyk was commissioned by UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), as the lead consultant to develop training materials and methodological tools…
June 25, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
May 7, 2018 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2018, Journal Articles, Martin Gustafsson, Publications, Research Outputs

Treating schools to a new administration: Evidence of the impact of better practices in the system-level administration of schools

Gustafsson, M. and Taylor, S., 2018. Treating Schools to a New Administration: Evidence of the Impact of Better Practices in the System-Level Administration of Schools.…
May 7, 2018 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Behavioural responses of taxpayers to Voluntary Disclosure Programmes: the case of South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 17 March 2018
April 30, 2018 By: Chengetai Dare PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A structural approach to modelling employment transitioning in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 6 March 2018
April 30, 2018 By: Cobus Burger, Simone Schotte PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Bargaining to work: the effect of female autonomy on female labour supply

STIAS, Stellenbosch 27 February 2018
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Social class wage penalties and education: Cross-sectional evidence and its implications for policy

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 December 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Kristinn Hermannsson PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

TB mystery patient work and user-based measures

STIAS, Stellenbosch 7 November 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Interdisciplinary/Transdisciplinary Developmental Neuroscience of Poverty: Research Gaps in Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 October 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Barak Morgan PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Informal settlements and social mobility in post-apartheid South Africa: a longitudinal perspective in a low-growth environment

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 October 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Eldridge Moses PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Who went to the Clinic? Lessons from Mission Hospital Patient Registers in Uganda, 1908-70

STIAS, Stellenbosch 17 October 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Dr Felix Meier Zu Selhausen PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Migration and gender in South Africa: following bright lights and the fortunes of others?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 October 2017
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Labour market outcomes and sexual orientation: An analysis of the South African labour market

STIAS, Stellenbosch 22 August 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Theo Klein PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The effect of old age pensions on child depravation: revisiting the role of gender

STIAS, Stellenbosch 15 August 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Chloé van Biljon PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Firms & Skills Constraints: Evidence from eThekwini

STIAS, Stellenbosch 8 August 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Myriam Velia and Glen Robbins PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Evaluating the quality of TB screening in South Africa: preliminary pilot results

STIAS, Stellenbosch 1 August 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Carmen Sue Christian, Ronelle Burger, Carmen Sue, Christian Lopes PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

What role can curriculum and language play in performance differences in maths and science?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 18 July 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Is Matric still Matric? Generational shifts in labour market earnings

STIAS, Stellenbosch 20 June 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Cobus Burger PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Bridging the Learning Gaps in South Africa’s Public Education System – The Role of School Funding

STIAS, Stellenbosch 13 June 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Birgit Weyss PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Are female farmers more vulnerable to climate change? Evidence from Ghana

STIAS, Stellenbosch 6 June 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Imperfect information and the wage-gap for South African men: statistical discrimination, employer learning and labour market signalling

STIAS, Stellenbosch 30 May 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Kholekile Malindi PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Examining rural development through qualitative-quantitative integrated livelihoods-analysis in the Eastern Cape

STIAS, Stellenbosch 23 May 2017
April 30, 2018 By: David Neves PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The effects of TB medicine stock outs

STIAS, Stellenbosch 16 May 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Lisanne Koomen PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The use of satellite data to measure socio-economic outcomes

STIAS, Stellenbosch 9 May 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

South African employment trends: how reliable are the different data sources?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 May 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Rulof Burger, Derek Yu, Neil Rankin PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Focused antenatal care and low birth-weight deliveries in Malawi

STIAS, Stellenbosch 25 April 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Martina Mchenga PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Who makes it into PISA? Understanding the impact of PISA sample eligibility using Turkey as a case study (PISA 2003 – PISA 2012)

STIAS, Stellenbosch 18 April 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Nic Spaull PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Using Remote Sensing Data to Estimate the Effects of Land Reform in Developing Countries: Evidence from Zimbabwe

STIAS, Stellenbosch 4 April 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Tawanda Chingozha PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A public expenditure review of school education in Namibia

STIAS, Stellenbosch 28 March 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

An Econometric Method for Estimating Population Parameters from Non-Random Samples: An Application to Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Testing Data

STIAS, Stellenbosch 14 March 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Non-profit accountability in a disconnected and divided South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 28 February 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

It’s only a cough: exploring the health-seeking behaviour of persons who cough for more than two weeks

STIAS, Stellenbosch 21 February 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Carmen Sue Christian, Christian Lopes PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment: Evidence from a South African randomised control trial

STIAS, Stellenbosch 14 February 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The short- and medium-term impacts of the Roving Caregivers Programme in St Lucia on early childhood cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes

STIAS, Stellenbosch 7 February 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Unequal households, unequal schools, and the consequences for education outcomes

STIAS, Stellenbosch 31 January 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Lewis McLean PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

How context matters: hierarchical, patronage and horizontal governance of basic education in the Western and Eastern Cape

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 January 2017
April 30, 2018 By: Brian Levy PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The relationship between hospital accreditation scores and health outcomes

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 December 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Chloé van Biljon PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Economic Evaluation in a clinical trial to reduce transmission of MDR-TB in paediatric patients in South Africa (TB Champs): proposed approach and identified challenges

STIAS, Stellenbosch 1 November 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Martina Mchenga, Ronelle Burger, Tanja Kastien, Tommy Wilkonson PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Home background and educational outcomes: An analysis using NIDS

STIAS, Stellenbosch 25 October 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Heleen Hofmeyr PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Estimating the wage returns to experience and tenure for South African workers

STIAS, Stellenbosch 18 October 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Kholekile Malindi PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Instructional leadership in South African schools: Educators’ perceptions

STIAS, Stellenbosch 4 October 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Dumisani Hompashe PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Political culture and participation in South Africa: The role of socio-economic factors

STIAS, Stellenbosch 27 September 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Marisa von Fintel, George Ott PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Cooperation, transaction cost and heterogeneous saving-consumption response: Evidence from a natural experiment

STIAS, Stellenbosch 13 September 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Dambala Gelo PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

From Matric into and through university: Higher Education access and outcomes in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 16 September 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Hendrik van Broekhuizen PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Negative household events and depressive symptoms: Evidence from an unequal developing country

STIAS, Stellenbosch 30 August 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Marisa von Fintel, Ronelle Burger, Dori Posel PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Reference Letters and Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Randomised Control Trial

STIAS, Stellenbosch 23 August 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Gender-specific costs and benefits to internal migration: a spatially filtered zero-inflated gravity model

STIAS, Stellenbosch 16 August 2016
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Assessing mental health and disorder in cultural context: some

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 August 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Leslie Swartz PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Access to the counselling & testing services: comparing non-governmental community based and public Primary Healthcare services in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 July 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Laura Rossouw PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Interrogating the paradox of performance in the WCED: Provincial and regional comparisons of student learning

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 July 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd, Gabrielle Wills, Janeli Kotze PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Focused antenatal care in Malawi: How did the policy affect antenatal care utilization among pregnant women

STIAS, Stellenbosch 21 June 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Martina Mchenga PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Prevalence of Cheating in National Standardised Assessments in South African Schools / Applying the Jacob and Levitt (2003) method to the Annual National Assessments of 2013

STIAS, Stellenbosch 14 June 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Lauren Ross PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The curious incident of a positive health shock: measuring the impact of ARV rollout on health improvements in South Africa, 2006 – 2012”

STIAS, Stellenbosch 7 June 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Cobus Burger PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Can we Measure changes in Social Welfare from Outer Space? Nightlights luminosity vs Surface Reflectance Data

STIAS, Stellenbosch 31 May 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Impact of New Molecular Diagnostic Tests for TB

STIAS, Stellenbosch 17 May 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Pren Naidoo, Rory Dunbar PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The effect of neighbourhoods and school quality on education performance and wages in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 10 May 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Asmus Zoch PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Health-related quality of life and its association with medication adherence in tuberculosis – an integrative patient-centred outcomes approach

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 May 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Tanja Katien-Hilka PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Understanding the GBV in SDG 5: what is GBV and why is it so important to address?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 March 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Dr E le Roux PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Minimum wages in a tradable sector: are small firms more vulnerable?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 April 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Marlies Rothkegel PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Evaluating the benefits of a dialogic shared reading intervention as a way of improving early child development and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals

STIAS, Stellenbosch 29 March 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Mark Tomlinson PDF
April 30, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

School functionality: Finding Ways to Make Schools Work & The wage path of South African men under labour market uncertainty and employer learning

STIAS, Stellenbosch 15 March 2016
April 30, 2018 By: Kholekile Malindi, Keorapetse Mogorosi PDF
April 29, 2018 in Anja Smith, Health, Health - Reports & Policy, Health 2018, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

The rise and fall of mortality inequality in South Africa in the HIV era

Haal, K., Smith, A. and van Doorslaer, E., 2018. The rise and fall of mortality inequality in South Africa in the HIV era. SSM-population health, 5, pp.239-248.
April 29, 2018 By: Anja Smith, Karel Haal, Eddy van Doorslaer PDF
April 29, 2018 in Anja Smith, Health, Health - Reports & Policy, Health 2018, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Human resources for health planning and National Health Insurance: the urgency and the opportunity

Smith, A., Ranchod, S., Strugnell, D. and Wishnia, J., 2018. Human resources for health planning and National Health Insurance: the urgency and the opportunity. South African…
April 29, 2018 By: Anja Smith, Shivani Ranchod, Dave Strugnell, Jodi Wishnia PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

TB case finding in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 8 March 2016
April 25, 2018 By: Mareli Claassens PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Using mystery patients to measure quality of healthcare in the Western Cape

STIAS, Stellenbosch 16 February 2016
April 25, 2018 By: Anja Smith, Ronelle Burger PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Big Push Toward Universal Health Coverage: Metrics, Data, and Impact

STIAS, Stellenbosch 9 February 2016
April 25, 2018 By: Adam Wagstaff PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

It depends which side you are on: understanding the role that language in education plays in Grade 4 reading performance using a “natural experiment” of Botswana and South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 February 2016
April 25, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Developing and testing interventions to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes: initial results from the Thula Baba Box experiment

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 January 2016
April 25, 2018 By: Laura Rossouw PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Provincial administrations, post provisioning and small school questions

STIAS, Stellenbosch 19 January 2016
April 25, 2018 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Distribution application of student funding

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 January 2016
April 25, 2018 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Significant others: The effects of cash transfers on reciprocal relations in Ghana

STIAS, Stellenbosch 8 December 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Ramlatu Attah PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Multidimensional poverty in South Africa between 2008 and 2012

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 November 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Marisa von Fintel PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Multidimensional transfer trouble: an overview

STIAS, Stellenbosch 17 November 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Erwin Ooghe PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

“Do Education and Income Really Explain Inequalities in Health? Applying a Twin Design”

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 November 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Ulf Gerdtham PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Spatial location and education outcome in Cape Town – a cohort analysis

STIAS, Stellenbosch 27 October 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Asmus Zoch PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Education Intervention: Estimating the Effectiveness of Ikamva Youth

STIAS, Stellenbosch 20 October 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Lewis McLean PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Affirmative action policies and the South African racial wage gap

STIAS, Stellenbosch 13 October 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Demand for Reproductive Health Care

STIAS, Stellenbosch 6 October 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Steven Koch PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Does insurance affect health care utilisation if the health system is polarised? Evidence from a South African marginal treatment effect analysis

STIAS, Stellenbosch 29 September 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Exploring Public Spending on Education Patterns: What Does the Contemporary Literature Tell Us about the Role of Macroeconomic Factors

STIAS, Stellenbosch 22 September 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Mark Millin PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Institutional wage-setting, labour demand and labour supply: estimates from a South African pseudo-panel

STIAS, Stellenbosch 15 September 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

An analysis of learner performance using the Western Cape CEMIS data

STIAS, Stellenbosch 25 August 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Marisa von Fintel PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Measuring financial vulnerability amongst NGOs: An empirical study of Ugandan organisations

STIAS, Stellenbosch 11 August 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Berta Silva PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A comparable yardstick: Adjusting for vulnerability bias in self-reported user satisfaction scores for health facility visits

STIAS, Stellenbosch 4 August 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Laura Rossouw PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Not worth the paper it’s written on: Self-reported information and the pursuit of improved governance and accountability

STIAS, Stellenbosch 28 July 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A Profile of the Labour Market for School Principals in South Africa: Evidence to Inform Policy

April 25, 2018 By: PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The effects of short vs long term unemployment on subjective well-being in South Africa – De Waal I feel good! The relationship between emotional well-being and health for poor individuals in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 23 June 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Ingrid de Waal, Carmen Sue & Christian Lopes PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Getting a Job: A study of South African Graduate Job Search Strategies

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 June 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Janet Simpson PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Month of birth and later outcomes: Evidence from South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 May 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Cally Ardington PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Estimating true multi-drug resistant tuberculosis prevalence rates: new results from a simulated maximum likelihood estimator

STIAS, Stellenbosch 19 May 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Measuring economic mobility in Namibia using repeated cross-sections

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 May 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Agricultural minimum wages: an update after the 2012 farmworker strikes

STIAS, Stellenbosch 5 May 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Dieter von Fintel, Christopher Garbers, Louw Pienaar PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Which factors drive the location of microfinance institutions? Evidence from Peru

STIAS, Stellenbosch 21 April 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Annabel Vanroose PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The effect of neighbourhood on wage and school outcomes where it matters

STIAS, Stellenbosch 14 April 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Asmus Zoch PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The impact of language on learning in primary schools: some preliminary results

STIAS, Stellenbosch 31 March 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Marisa von Fintel, Nic Spaull PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Ramadan Induced School Holidays as a Natural Experiment: Impacts of Seasonality on School Enrollment Rates in Bangladesh

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 March 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Seiro Ito PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Labour law and the economy: Views from the other side of Ryneveld Street

STIAS, Stellenbosch 17 March 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Christopher Garbers PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The impact of the agricultural minimum wage on farmworker employment in South Africa: A fixed effects approach.

STIAS, Stellenbosch 10 March 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Christopher Garbers PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Teacher graduate production in South Africa: Insights from HEMIS

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 March 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Hendrik van Broekhuizen PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Examining the impact of insurance on health care utilisation and provider choice using a natural experiment in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 24 February 2015
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

How to stimulate single mothers on welfare to find a job; evidence from a natural experiment

STIAS, Stellenbosch 17 February 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Jan van Ours PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

I did not know I was pregnant: late access to antenatal care in metropolitan Cape Town

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 May 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Anja Smith PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Small-scale farming and hunger: the enabling role of social assistance programmes in South Africa’s former homelands

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 February 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Dieter von Fintel, Louw Pienaar PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Discrimination in the Informal Sector: Evidence from Online Labor Markets in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 27 January 2015
April 25, 2018 By: Martin Able PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The Thula Baba Box Project: Evaluating the impact of health resources and community health worker support on antenatal behaviour and health knowledge

STIAS, Stellenbosch 9 December 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Laura Rossouw PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Access to public health care in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 December 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Carmen Sue Christian, Carmen Sue, Christian Lopes PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

South Africa’s changing space economy and migration patterns: Implications for the new National Spatial Framework

STIAS, Stellenbosch 25 November 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Cruise PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Education, Skills and Inequality in the Labor Market

STIAS, Stellenbosch 18 November 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Edin Per-Anders PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Quantifying educational inequality: an application of Finite Mixture Modeling using TIMSS 2011 / Janet Graaff: Governance of South African No-Fee Schools: preliminary insights to be gained from qualitative and quantitative analysis

STIAS, Stellenbosch 13 November 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd, Nic Spaull, Janet Graaff PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Motherhood and Female Labour Force Participation: new evidence on Agüero and Marks

STIAS, Stellenbosch 4 November 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Wicus PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Poverty and place in South Africa between 2001 and 2011

STIAS, Stellenbosch 21 October 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Eldridge Moses PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

A socio-economic analysis of the determinants of settler fertility: New evidence from South Africa, 1700-1910

STIAS, Stellenbosch 30 September 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Jeanne Cilliers PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Teacher qualification outputs at South African Universities

STIAS, Stellenbosch 23 September 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Hendrik van Broekhuizen PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Incentives for qualified teachers in Namibia’s remote schools

STIAS, Stellenbosch 2 September 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Convenience samples, front-row forwards and the puzzle of English military recruits in the Anglo-Boer War

STIAS, Stellenbosch 26 August 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Johan Fourie PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Assessing lack of common support in causal inference using Bayesian Nonparametric: application for the effect of attending a historically advantaged school

STIAS, Stellenbosch 19 August 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Understanding, measuring and exploring unpaid care work

STIAS, Stellenbosch 12 August 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Debbie Budlender PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

South Africa’s Principal Labour Market: Principal Transitions and their Effects on Secondary School Outcomes

STIAS, Stellenbosch 29 July 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Gabrielle Wills PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Spatial comparisons of multidimensional poverty and inequality in Malawi

STIAS, Stellenbosch 22 July 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Anderson Gondwe PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

The impact of teacher characteristics on student performance: an analysis using hierarchical linear modelling

STIAS, Stellenbosch 17 June 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Paula Armstrong PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Returns to education in agricultural productivity in Malawi – An instrumental variable approach

STIAS, Stellenbosch 10 June 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Testing Numeric: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial of a computer based mathematics intervention in Cape Town High Schools

STIAS, Stellenbosch 3 June 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Bianca Bohmer PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Jobs come and Go, but the Family will always be there

STIAS, Stellenbosch 27 May 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Alessio Gaggero PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Have workers been winners or losers since the end of apartheid?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 20 May 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Jeremy Seekings PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Economic mobility and measurement error in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 6 May 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Earnings volatility in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 22 April 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Vimal Ranchhod PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Health perceptions in South Africa: testing for racial reporting heterogeneity in self-assessed health measures

STIAS, Stellenbosch 15 April 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Laura Rossouw PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Measuring Lived Poverty in South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 8 April 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Robert Mattes PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Explaining employment trends through job creation and job destruction

STIAS, Stellenbosch 25 March 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Cobus Burger PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

HIV-related discrimination among Grade Six pupils in nine Southern African countries

STIAS, Stellenbosch 18 March 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Nic Spaull PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

How binding are family bonds? Estimating models of intra-household bargaining for South Africa

STIAS, Stellenbosch 11 March 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Rulof Burger PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

An Internationally Comparable Measure of SES

STIAS, Stellenbosch 4 March 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Janeli Viljoen PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Learning what mattes: a boosted regression tree approach to school production modelling

STIAS, Stelelnbosch 25 February 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Regional Perspectives of Multidimensional Poverty

STIAS, Stellenbosch 18 February 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Atika Pasha PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Subsistence Agriculture and Education in Malawi: Preliminary findings

STIAS, Stellenbosch 11 February 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF
April 25, 2018 in Previous Brown Bag Lunches

Rising inequalities in income and health in China: Who is left behind?

STIAS, Stellenbosch 28 January 2014
April 25, 2018 By: Eddy van Doorslaer PDF
April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

PSPPD (Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development) Workshop

STIAS, Stellenbosch 21 November 2016
April 16, 2018 By: RESEP PDF
April 16, 2018 in Development, Development - Publications, Development 2018, Dieter von Fintel, Journal Articles, Publications, Research Outputs

Long-run spatial inequality in South Africa: early settlement patterns and separate development

Von Fintel, D.P., 2018. Long-run spatial inequality in South Africa: early settlement patterns and separate development. Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 42(2), pp.81-102.
April 16, 2018 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
March 13, 2018 in Education, Education - Publications, Education 2018, Journal Articles, Nic Spaull, Publications, Research Outputs

Who makes it into PISA? Understanding the impact of sample eligibility using Turkey as a case study (PISA 2003- PISA 2012)

Spaull, N. (2017) Who makes it into PISA? Understanding the impact of sample eligibility using Turkey as a case study (PISA 2003- PISA 2012). OECD…
March 13, 2018 By: Nic Spaull PDF
March 1, 2018 in Conferences and Workshops

RISE-RESEP Workshop

RESEP hosted researchers from Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) for the Africa RISE–RESEP Conference on Education Research at Stellenbosch University. Over the two day conference,…
March 1, 2018 By: RESEP Team PDF
February 22, 2018 in 2018, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Investigating the Comprehension Iceberg: Developing empirical benchmarks for early grade reading in agglutinating African languages

RESEP Working Paper Series No.WP01/2018 Publication date: February 2018 Abstract: The importance of learning to read in mother-tongue is widely acknowledged in the linguistics literature yet…
February 22, 2018 By: PDF
February 7, 2018 in Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2018, Non-economic Working Papers, Working Papers

Leading for literacy: A review of the research

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No.WP03/2018 Publication date: December 2018 Abstract: A significant body of literature converges on the notion that school leadership and management practices…
February 7, 2018 By: Ursula Hoadley PDF
November 23, 2017 in News and Opinion

RESEP Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Research on development issues in an African context. Analysis of household data sets, with a particular focus on poverty and labour market outcomes.
November 23, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, RESEP PDF
November 6, 2017 in Education, Education - Reports & Policy, Education 2017, News and Opinion

RESEP report on flows from matric to, and through, university enriching debate around student fees

Recent research looking at “higher education access and outcomes for the 2008 national matric cohort”, by Hendrik van Broekhuizen, Servaas van der Berg and Heleen…
November 6, 2017 By: RESEP PDF
October 18, 2017 in Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Non-economic Working Papers, Research Outputs, Working Papers

A review of the research literature on teaching and learning in the foundation phase in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05.2016 Abstract: This document reports the findings of a review of research on teaching and learning at the Foundation Phase…
October 18, 2017 By: Ursula Hoadley PDF
October 18, 2017 in Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Non-economic Working Papers, Research Outputs, Working Papers

An Analysis of the Grade 3 Department of Basic Education workbooks as curriculum tools

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06.2016 Abstract: Since 2011 the Department of Basic Education (DBE), has provided all Grade 1 to 6 learners in public…
October 18, 2017 By: Ursula Hoadley, Jaamia Galant PDF
October 18, 2017 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Language and Grade 4 reading literacy achievement in prePIRLS 2011

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP07.2016 Abstract: The aim of this paper is to illustrate South African Grade 4 learner reading literacy achievement by utilising…
October 18, 2017 By: Surette van Staden PDF
October 18, 2017 in 2016, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2016, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Governance in the Poorer Public Schools in South Africa from the Perspective of the Parent Governor

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08.2016 Abstract: Elected parent governors constitute the majority on the school governing bodies in South Africa’s public schools, yet their…
October 18, 2017 By: Janet Graaff PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Issues in South African Social Security

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2002 Abstract: This paper, originally written at the time of the political transition, provides an overview of social security issues…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Education 2017, Labour, Labour 2017, Working Papers

Earnings functions, labour market discrimination and quality of education in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP02/2002 Abstract: Education is a key determinant of earnings, as several South African studies have confirmed. Years of schooling completed,…
October 17, 2017 By: Doubell Chamberlain PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2017, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Changing Patterns of South African income distribution: Towards time series estimates of distribution and poverty

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP02/2003 Abstract: Research on income distribution in South Africa has, for obvious reasons, focused on inter-racial (inter-group) income distribution. Quite…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Working Papers

Household Formation, Poverty and Unemployment – The Case of Rural Households in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2004 Abstract: The paper examines household formation and composition decisions within the context of risk reduction and risk mitigation strategies…
October 17, 2017 By: Sonja Keller PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Working Papers

A Multidimensional Analysis of Poverty in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2004 Abstract: This paper sets out the reasoning behind the fuzzy set approach to poverty measurement as a means to…
October 17, 2017 By: Sarel J van der Walt PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Earlier Working Papers, Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Trends in poverty and inequality since the political transition

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2005 Abstract: Using a constructed data series and another data series based on AMPS (the All Media and Products Survey),…
October 17, 2017 By: Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Ronelle Burger, Working Papers

Examining the Robustness of Competing Explanations of Slow Growth in African Countries

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2006 Abstract: This research challenges previous findings regarding the robustness of the African growth dummy by expanding the list of…
October 17, 2017 By: Ronelle Burger, Stan Du Plessis PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Rulof Burger, Working Papers

Returns to Race: Labour Market Discrimination in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2006 Abstract: This paper empirically assesses the impact of post-1994 policy making on racial discrimination in the South African labour…
October 17, 2017 By: Rulof Burger, Rachel Jafta PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

How effective are poor schools? Poverty and educational outcomes in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2006 Abstract: Massive differentials on achievement tests and examinations reflect South Africa’s divided past. Improving the distribution of educational outcomes…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
October 17, 2017 in Dieter von Fintel, Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Research Outputs, Working Papers

Earnings bracket obstacles in household surveys – How sharp are the tools in the shed?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2006 Abstract: Earnings functions form the basis of numerous labour market analyses. Non-response (particularly among higher earners) may, however, lead…
October 17, 2017 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Educational attainment and intergenerational social mobility in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2006 Abstract: To a large degree, the notoriously high levels of income inequality in South Africa have their roots in…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Research Outputs, Rulof Burger, Working Papers

Wage trends in post-apartheid South Africa: Constructing an earnings series from household survey data

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP10/2006 Abstract: This paper examines South African wage earnings trends using all the available post-1994 household survey datasets. This allows…
October 17, 2017 By: Rulof Burger, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Research Outputs, Working Papers

The South African poor white problem in the early 20th century: Lessons for poverty today

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2006 Abstract: The causes of the poor white problem, first noted at a Dutch Reformed Church Synod in 1886, were…
October 17, 2017 By: Johan Fourie PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

Using the hierarchical linear model to understand school production in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2007 Abstract: The emphasis placed in the existing South African school production function literature on better skilled teachers and better…
October 17, 2017 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Consumption patterns and the black middle class: The role of assets

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP02/2007 Abstract: Black consumption patterns differ from those of whites, even when considering income levels and household size. This applies…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Sihaam Nieftagodien PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Working Papers

Poverty and inequality effects of a high growth scenario in South Africa: A dynamic microsimulation CGE analysis

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2007 Abstract: The debate about the consequences of economic growth on poverty and welfare was recently rekindled in South Africa…
October 17, 2017 By: Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Working Papers

The changing face of public funding of higher education, with special reference to South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2007 Abstract: Higher education displays characteristics of both private and public goods and there is a trend worldwide to expect…
October 17, 2017 By: Pierre de Villiers, Gert Steyn PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Post-transition poverty trends based on an alternative data source

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2007 Abstract: This paper analyses a previously unused source of data – the All Media and Product Survey (AMPS) –…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

A series of national accounts-consistent estimates of poverty and inequality in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2007 Abstract: This paper makes a unique contribution to the South African literature in combining data from an alternative source…
October 17, 2017 By: Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Lessons learnt from SACMEQII: South African student performance in regional context

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16/2007 Abstract: In regional context, South African students benefit from above average levels of public and private education resources. However,…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw PDF
October 17, 2017 in Cobus Burger, Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

The comparability of the Statistics South Africa October Household Surveys and Labour Force Surveys

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2007 Abstract: Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has been collecting labour market data with household surveys and in a fairly…
October 17, 2017 By: Cobus Burger, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

The South African informal sector (1997 – 2006)

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP03/2008 Abstract: According to the 2006 September Labour Force Survey, approximately 22% of the employed (excluding domestic workers and agricultural…
October 17, 2017 By: Hassan Essop, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Working Papers

Poverty in South Africa: A profile based on recent household surveys

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2008 Abstract: This paper provides a non-technical, snapshot-like profile of poverty in South Africa based on two surveys recently conducted…
October 17, 2017 By: Paula Armstrong, Bongisa Lekezwa and Krige Siebrits PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

The South African labour market: 1995 – 2006

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2008 Abstract: Given the importance of the labour market to economic activity in any country, it is important to correctly…
October 17, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Debra Shepherd, Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

Post-Apartheid Trends in Gender Discrimination in South Africa: Analysis through Decomposition Techniques

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2008 Abstract: Using appropriate econometric methods and 11 representative household surveys, this paper empirically assesses the extent and evolution of…
October 17, 2017 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Working Papers

The comparability of Income and Expenditure Surveys 1995, 2000 and 2005/2006

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2008 Abstract: The Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) between September 2005 and August…
October 17, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

How invariant is South African child poverty to the choice of equivalence scale or poverty measure?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2008 Abstract: This paper offers evidence on the sensitivity of child poverty in South Africa to changes in the Adult…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Judith Streak, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

What we can learn from a comparison of the schooling systems of South Africa and Argentina

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2008 Abstract: An existing accounting framework to describe an education system is elaborated and used as a framework for understanding…
October 17, 2017 By: Martin Gustafsson, Alejandro Morduchowicz PDF
October 17, 2017 in Cobus Burger, Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

Sample selection bias and the South African wage function

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP18/2008 Abstract: Conventional wage analyses suffers from a debilitating ailment: since there are no observable market wages for individuals who…
October 17, 2017 By: Cobus Burger PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

Alternative definitions of informal sector employment in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP21/2008 Abstract: Before the introduction of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in 2008, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has…
October 17, 2017 By: PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Working Papers

Effect of changes in state funding of higher education on higher education output in South Africa: 1986-2007

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP24/2008 Abstract: During the last two decades state funding of higher education in South Africa has decreased substantially (especially if…
October 17, 2017 By: Pierre de Villiers, Gert Steyn PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Working Papers

The importance of socio-economic status in determining educational achievement in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP01/2009 Abstract: The needs to find ways of lifting people out of poverty and to transform the existing patterns of…
October 17, 2017 By: Stephen Taylor, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Labour, Working Papers

Teacher pay in South Africa: How attractive is the teaching profession?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2009 Abstract: Educational quality is a challenged facing the South African schooling system. It is widely acknowledged that teachers play…
October 17, 2017 By: Paula Armstrong PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Education - Working Papers, Working Papers

The impact of teacher characteristics on student performance: An analysis using hierarchical linear modelling

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP07/2009 Abstract: More than a decade after South Africa’s transition from apartheid, the racially delineated picture of education in the…
October 17, 2017 By: Paula Armstrong PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

The comparability of Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2009 Abstract: Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has been collecting labour market data since 1993 with the October Household Survey…
October 17, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Fiscal incidence of social spending in South Africa, 2006

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP10/2009 Abstract: Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has been collecting labour market data since 1993 with the October Household Survey…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
October 17, 2017 in Cobus Burger, Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Eldridge Moses, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

The fiscal incidence of provision of free basic water

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2009 Abstract: A policy of free basic services (water, sanitation and electricity) was introduced by the government in 2000 to…
October 17, 2017 By: Cobus Burger, Eldridge Moses, Servaas van der Berg, Ada Jansen, Hassan Essop PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Eldridge Moses, Working Papers

Main Findings on Free Basic Services from National Treasury Fiscal Incidence Report

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2009 Abstract: This study analyses the extent to which the poor benefit from Free Basic Services (FBS), which include free…
October 17, 2017 By: Eldridge Moses, Hassan Essop PDF
October 17, 2017 in Cobus Burger, Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Working Papers

Poverty, Inequality and the Role of Social Grants: An Analysis using Decomposition Techniques

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP15/2009 Abstract: Despite South Africa’s transition from apartheid in 1994, the social landscape is still fragmented along racial lines. However,…
October 17, 2017 By: Cobus Burger, Paula Armstrong PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Poverty trends since the transition: What we know

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP19/2009 Abstract: Using alternative data sources on income and poverty with a shorter time lag makes it possible to discern…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw, Leon du Toit PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Working Papers

The comparability of Census 1996, Census 2001 and Community Survey 2007

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP21/2009 Abstract: Census 1996 and Census 2001 are the only all-inclusive censuses conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) under…
October 17, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Dieter von Fintel, Earlier Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Labour 2017, Rulof Burger, Working Papers

Determining the Causes of the Rising South African Unemployment Rate: An Age, Period and Generational Analysis

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP24/2009 Abstract: This paper takes advantage of the wealth of cross-sectional household surveys conducted after South Africa’s political transition, in…
October 17, 2017 By: Dieter von Fintel, Rulof Burger PDF
October 17, 2017 in Development, Development - Working Papers, Earlier Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Measuring the impact of social cash transfers on poverty and inequality in Namibia

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP25/2009 Abstract: This paper reviews the system for social cash transfers in Namibia, a middle-income country with a long experience…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Sebastian Levine, Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in Earlier Working Papers, Education, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

Managing the teacher pay system: What the local and international data are telling us

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP26/2009 Abstract: A review of a few input-output models indicates the importance of teacher ability, which may be independent of…
October 17, 2017 By: Martin Gustafsson, Firoz Patel PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Dieter von Fintel, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

Who Responds to Voluntary Cognitive Tests in Household Surveys? The Role of Labour Market Status, Respondent Confidence, Motivation and a Culture of Learning in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP27/2010 Abstract: Both South Africa’s labour market and education system were directly influenced by the separate development policies of the…
October 17, 2017 By: Dieter von Fintel PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Debra Shepherd, Education, Education - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Signalling performance: Continuous assessment and matriculation examination marks in South African schools

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP28/2010 Abstract: Economists regard information and feedback as important ways for self-correction in a system. This study analyses one aspect…
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Labour, Labour - Working Papers

Poverty and inequality trends in South Africa using different survey data

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2010 Abstract: There is an abundance of literature adopting the monetary approach (i.e., using per capita income or expenditure variables)…
October 17, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Education, Education - Working Papers, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

Policy note on pre-primary schooling: An empirical contribution to the 2009 Medium Term Strategic Framework

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2010 Abstract: Various data analysis approaches are used to gauge recent pre-primary enrolment trends in South Africa and the level…
October 17, 2017 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Education, Education - Working Papers, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

South Africa’s economics of education: A stocktaking and an agenda for the way forward

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2010 Abstract: The paper reviews some of the existing economics of education literature from the perspective of South Africa’s education…
October 17, 2017 By: Martin Gustafsson, Thabo Mabogoane PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

Defining and measuring informal employment in South Africa: A review of recent approaches

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2010 Abstract: This paper reviews the Stats SA methodologies to measure informal employment before and after the introduction of the…
October 17, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Debra Shepherd, Development, Development - Working Papers, Dieter von Fintel, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

The impact of the international economic crisis on child poverty in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2010 Abstract: This paper reports on a study to provide insights into the magnitude of the shocks associated with the…
October 17, 2017 By: Debra Shepherd, Dieter von Fintel, Servaas van der Berg, Margaret Chitiga, Bernard Decaluwé, Ramos Mabugu, Helene Maisonneve, Véroniwue Rombichaud PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Cobus Burger, Debra Shepherd, Development, Education, Martin Gustafsson, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

The costs of illiteracy in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2010 Abstract: In South Africa, there has been a surge in publicly funded adult literacy education in recent years. There…
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Development, Development - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Efficiency and equity effects of social grants in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP15/2010 Abstract: This paper discusses the nature and effects of social grants programmes in South Africa against the backdrop of…
October 17, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Krige Siebrits, Bongisa Lekezwa PDF
October 17, 2017 in 2010, Education, Education - Working Papers, Tia Linda Zuze, Working Papers

Human Resource Inputs and Educational Outcomes in Botswana’s Schools: Evidence from SACMEQ and TIMMS

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16/2010 Abstract: This study explores the important relationship between policy variables that represent a school’s human resources and product variables…
October 17, 2017 By: Tia Linda Zuze PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2010, Development, Development - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Social assistance reform during a period of fiscal stress

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP17/2010 Abstract: This paper reflects on the current state and likely future of the South African social assistance system, focusing…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Krige Siebrits PDF
October 16, 2017 in Development, Education, Gabrielle Wills, Martin Gustafsson, Nic Spaull, Reports, Servaas van der Berg

Identifying Binding Constraints in Education

Synthesis Report for the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD) This research report provides an overview of a large research project undertaken by a…
October 16, 2017 in 2010, Development, Development - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Current poverty and income distribution in the context of South African history

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP22/2010 Abstract: This paper describes and analyses current poverty and income distribution in South Africa, with a central concern the…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2010, Development, Development - Working Papers, Working Papers

When the remedy is worse than the disease: Adjusting survey income data for price differentials, with special reference to Mozambique

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP24/2010 Abstract: In using survey data for money metric analysis of poverty and well-being, it is customary to adjust either…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Carlos Maia PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2010, Education, Education - Working Papers, Labour, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Teacher pay in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP26/2010 Abstract: The role of teachers in achieving good quality education is universally acknowledged. What is less clear is what…
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Debra Shepherd, Education, Education - Working Papers, Working Papers

Constraints to school effectiveness: what prevents poor schools from delivering results?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2011 Abstract: The poor state of quality education in South Africa is confirmed by the weak performance of South African…
October 16, 2017 By: Debra Shepherd PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Education, Education - Working Papers, Working Papers

Quantitative and qualitative aspects of education in South Africa: An analysis using the National Income Dynamic Study

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP06/2011 Abstract: Based on a graphical and statistical analysis of the National Income Dynamic Study (NIDS), this paper provides a…
October 16, 2017 By: Mia de Vos PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Education, Education - Working Papers, Eldridge Moses, Labour, Working Papers

Quality of education and the labour market: A conceptual and literature overview

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP07/2011 Abstract: In South Africa earnings inequality between races still persists despite the convergence of educational attainment between races. There…
October 16, 2017 By: Eldridge Moses PDF
October 16, 2017 in Servaas van der Berg, Theses

The performance of South African schools: Implications for economic development

Abstract: At the time of South Africa‟s transition to democracy the school system was envisaged to be a powerful vehicle for nation-building and transformation. The…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg, Stephen Taylor PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Cobus Burger, Education, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

Modelling cognitive skills, ability and school quality to explain labour market earnings differentials

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP08/2011 Abstract: Attempts to explain wage differences between race groups in South Africa are constrained by the fact that quality…
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Education, Education - Working Papers, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

The when and how of leaving school: The policy implications of new evidence on secondary schooling in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP09/2011 Abstract: South African and international household and education datasets are analysed to characterise patterns of dropping out, grade repetition,…
October 16, 2017 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Education, Labour, Labour - Working Papers

Uncovering indicators of effective school management in South Africa using the National School Effectiveness Study

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP10/2011 Abstract: For many poor South African children, who are predominantly located in the historically disadvantaged part of the school…
October 16, 2017 By: Stephen Taylor PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Education, Education - Working Papers, Nic Spaull

A Preliminary Analysis of SACMEQ III South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2011 Abstract: The many and varied links between student socio-economic status and educational outcomes have been well documented in the…
October 16, 2017 By: Nic Spaull PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Dieter von Fintel, Education, Education - Working Papers, Labour, Labour - Working Papers, Working Papers

Numeric competence, confidence and school quality in the South African wage function: towards understanding pre-labour market discrimination

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP12/2011 Abstract: Highly convex estimates of average returns to education commonly found in South Africa are usually rationalised as being…
October 16, 2017 By: Dieter von Fintel, Hendrik van Broekhuizen, Gideon du Rand PDF
October 16, 2017 in Development, Development - Publications, Development 2017, Labour

Using household surveys for deriving labour market, poverty and inequality trends in South Africa

Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics Abstract: In order to evaluate the extent…
October 16, 2017 By: Derek Yu PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Education, Education - Working Papers, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

How well do South African schools convert grade 8 achievement into matric outcomes?

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2011 Abstract: School retention in South Africa and performance in the major school-leaving matric examination are characterised by significant inequalities…
October 16, 2017 By: Servaas van der Berg PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Development, Development - Working Papers, Marisa von Fintel, Working Papers

Finding the Benefits: Estimating the Impact of the South African Child Support Grant

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP16/2011 Abstract: The paper estimates the impact of the South African Child Support Grant (CSG) on child health, nutrition and…
October 16, 2017 By: Marisa von Fintel PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2011, Development, Development - Working Papers, Ronelle Burger, Working Papers

Model of NGO Regulation with an Application to Uganda

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP22/2011 Abstract: We develop a model of regulation of service-delivery NGOs, where future grants are conditional on prior spending of…
October 16, 2017 By: Ronelle Burger PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2012, Development, Development - Working Papers, Working Papers

Improving the targeting of zero-rated basic foodstuffs under value added tax (VAT) in South Africa – An exploratory analysis

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP07/2012 Abstract: VAT without any exemptions or zero-rating is regressive. Since the inception of VAT in South Africa, there has…
October 16, 2017 By: Ada Jansen, Elizabeth Stoltz and Derek Yu PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2012, Dieter von Fintel, Education, Labour, Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Working Papers

The unintended consequences of education policies on South African participation and unemployment

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP11/2012 Abstract: In the late 1990s the South African Department of Education implemented two policies that were meant to reduce…
October 16, 2017 in 2012, Education, Education - Working Papers, Martin Gustafsson, Working Papers

More countries, similar results. A nonlinear programming approach to normalising test scores needed for growth regressions

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP12/2012 Abstract: Analysts such as Hanushek and Woessman have brought to the fore the deceptiveness of education enrolments, or years…
October 16, 2017 By: Martin Gustafsson PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2012, Education, Education - Working Papers, Nic Spaull, Working Papers

Poverty & Privilege: Primary School Inequality in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP13/2012 Abstract: Although racial segregation has been abolished for 18 years now, schools which served predominantly White students under apartheid…
October 16, 2017 By: Nic Spaull PDF
October 16, 2017 in 2012,