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Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation

Emergent large traders in smallholder grain markets and their role in enhancing adoption of sustainable agricultural intensification practices in Kenya

Chalmers Mulwa, T.S Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Martine Visser
Pervasive threats of climate change and land degradation have compounded the low farm productivity problem inherent in sub-Saharan Africa. Though sustainable agricultural intensification practices have been shown to improve resilience of farm production in the face of these emerging threats, they...
Mar 2020
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Who benefits from South African Child Support Grant: The role of gender and birthweight

Adeola Oyenubi
Stunting (low height-for-age) is known to be a good proxy for a child’s wellbeing. Several studies have suggested that the South African Child Support Grant (CSG) reduces stunting in benefiting children. However, all of these studies have estimated the impact of the CSG on the mean of the height-...
May 2019
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Family-type Public Goods and Intra-Household Decision-Making by Co-Resident South African Couples

Sevias Guvuriro and Frederik Booysen
Intra-household decision-making is a fundamental development issue, particularly so for less-privileged households in developing countries. The current study examines sources of bargaining power that inform financial decision-making processes within co-resident couples and determines how bargaining...
Mar 2018
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Small-scale farming and food security: the enabling role of cash transfers in South Africa’s former homelands

Dieter von Fintel and Louw Pienaar
Cash transfers successfully alleviate poverty in many developing countries. South Africa is a case in point, implementing one of the largest unconditional cash transfer programmes internationally, and with substantial benefits to household well-being along multiple dimensions. Yet, grants...
Nov 2016
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Birth Order Effects on Educational Attainment and Child Labour: Evidence from Lesotho

Ramaele Moshoeshoe
This paper examines the effect of birth order on educational attainment and child labour in Lesotho. Using family fixed effects models, I find robust negative birth order effects on educational attainment and child labour. The birth order effects on educa tional attainment are in sharp contrast...
Jul 2016
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Assessing the Causal Impact of Tobacco Expenditure on Household Spending Patterns in Zambia

Grieve Chelwa and Corné van Walbeek
This paper adds to the literature on the crowding out effect of tobacco expenditure in two ways. Firstly, the paper uses expenditure data from a low income sub-Saharan African country, Zambia, where most households are poor. Secondly, unlike previous studies, we relax the exclusion restriction and...
Aug 2014
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Demand for cooking fuels in a developing country. To what extent do taste and preferences matter?

Wisdom Akpalu, Isaac Dasmani and Peter B. Aglobitse
Overreliance on biomass energy, such as firewood and charcoal, for cooking in developing countries has contributed to high rates of deforestation and resulted in substantial indoor pollution which has negatively impacted the health of many individuals. However, the effectiveness of public policies...
Sep 2011
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Finding the benefits: Estimating the impact of the South African child support grant

Marisa Coetzee
The paper estimates the impact of the South African Child Support Grant (CSG) on child health, nutrition and education. Data from the 2008 South African National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) are used. Two non-experimental treatment evaluation techniques, both relying on propensity scores, are...
Aug 2011
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