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Primary Education and Fertility Rates in Southern Africa: Evidence from Before the Demographic Transition

Manoel Bittencourt
I investigate whether primary school completion has played any role on total fertility rates in all fifteen countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) between 1980 and 2009. The evidence, based on panel time-series analysis (I use the Pooled OLS, Fixed Effects and Fixed Effects...
May 2014
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Education and Fertility: Panel Time-Series Evidence from Southern Africa

Manoel Bittencourt
In this paper I investigate whether secondary school enrollment has played any role on total fertility rates in all …fifteen countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) between 1980 and 2009. The evidence, based on panel time-series analysis (I make use of the Pooled OLS, Fixed...
May 2014
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Inflation and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Southern African Development Countries

Manoel Bittencourt, Renee van Eyden and Monaheng Seleteng
In this paper we investigate the role of inflation rates in determining economic growth in fifteen sub-Saharan African countries, which are all members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), between 1980 and 2009. The results, based on panel time-series data and analysis, suggest...
Jan 2014
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Inflation and Economic Growth in the SADC: Some Panel Time-Series Evidence

Manoel Bittencourt, Renee van Eyden and Monaheng Seleteng
In this paper we investigate the role of inflation rates in determining economic growth in fifteen sub-Saharan African countries, which are all members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), between 1980 and 2009. The results, based on panel time-series data and analysis, suggest...
Jan 2014
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The Impact of Economic Freedom on Economic Growth in the SADC: An Individual Component Analysis

Vsevolod I. Gorlach and Pierre Le Roux
The SADC is attempting to achieve development and economic growth. This paper investigates the relationship between economic freedom – in aggregate and on an individual component basis – on economic growth in the SADC. The annual data for 13 SADC countries from 2000 to 2009 are used to construct a...
Jan 2013
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Does Famine Matter For Aggregate Adolescent Human Capital Acquisition In Sub-Saharan Africa?

Julius A. Agbor and Gregory N. Price
To the extent that in utero and childhood malnutrition negatively affects later stage mental and physical health, it can possibly constrain later stage human capital acquisition, which is an important driver of economic growth. This paper considers the impact of famine on aggregate adolescent human...
Dec 2012
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The Strategic Location of Regional Headquarters for Multinationals in Africa

John M. Luiz and Busi Radebe
The study investigates the criteria used by multinational companies to identify the locations of their African regional headquarters (RHQs) and the importance that multinational companies assign to the respective regional offices. We find that multinationals do assign value to their RHQs but are...
Mar 2012
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The Economics of Information Technology in Public Sector Health Facilities in Developing Countries: The Case of South Africa

Gregory B. Cline and John M. Luiz
The public healthcare sector in developing countries face many challenges, including weak healthcare systems and under resourced facilities that deliver poor outcomes relative to total healthcare expenditure. Healthcare delivery, access to healthcare and cost containment has the potential for...
Oct 2011
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Foreign Direct Investment and the Internationalisation of South African Mining Companies into Africa

John Luiz and Meshal Ruplal
The paper investigates the factors influencing the internationalisation of mining firms into Africa and the strategies employed. We focus on the FDI of South African mining firms because of the dominance of this country in the extractive resources industry for over a century. A semi-structured...
Nov 2010
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