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Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics

Labour market impact of internal in-migration: A district level analysis of South Africa

Umakrishnan Kollamparambil
Despite the lack of clarity in literature with regards to the question of whether internal in-migration is a desirable phenomenon for the labor market outcomes, in-migration is often resisted under the premise that it leads to tighter job markets for the locals. This study therefore attempts an...
Feb 2017
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Impact of internal in- migration on income inequality in receiving areas: A district level study of South Africa

Umakrishnan Kollamparambil
The impact of internal migration on regional income inequality of the receiving areas has hitherto gone largely unstudied. This dearth of literature is especially surprising because income inequality and in-migration into urban centres of growth are two issues that many developing economies are...
Oct 2016
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College Major Choice, Spatial Inequality and Elite Formation: Evidence from South Africa

Biniam B. Bedasso
This paper explores the determinants of college major choice in the presence of significant inter-group and spatial inequalities. I combine four years of admissions application data at an elite university in South Africa with quarterly labor force data to trace the link between aptitude-weighted...
Sep 2015
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Micro-evidence on day labourers and the thickness of labour markets in South Africa

PF Blaauw and WF Krugell
The South African labour market is characterised by sharp segmentation, high unemployment and apparently limited informal sector employment. Recent work has focussed on the importance of the quality of education while others have argued that the rigidity of the labour market constrains employment...
May 2012
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The impact of social housing developments on nearby property prices: A Nelson Mandela Bay Case Study

M. Du Preez and M.C. Sale
Social housing projects often face substantial “Not-in-my-backyard” (NIMBY) sentiment and as a result are frequently plagued by local opposition from communities who argue that nearby property prices will be affected adversely by these developments. International hedonic pricing studies conducted...
Sep 2011
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