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The household effects of very large electricity tariff hikes in Zambia

Mashekwa Maboshe, Akabondo Kabechani and Grieve Chelwa
This paper simulates the real household expenditure effects of electricity price increases in Zambia. First, we find that electricity subsidies are highly regressive. Second, our partial equilibrium model simulations of the welfare effects of electricity tariff rises show that poorer households...
Nov 2018
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Effects of Wildlife Resources on Community Welfare: Income, Poverty and Inequality

Herbert Ntuli and Edwin Muchapndwa
This paper demonstrates the importance of wildlife in the portfolio of environmental income in the livelihoods of poor rural communities living adjacent to a national park. The results show that wealthier households consumed more wildlife products in total than relatively poor households. However,...
Oct 2015
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“Sometimes you don't make enough to buy food” - an analysis of South African street waste pickers’ income

Viljoen JMM, Blaauw PF & Schenck CJ
In this paper we use income data of 873 street waste pickers in South Africa to assess whether their income is sufficient to make a living and to identify the possible factors that may influence their income. The results can assist policy makers to make informed decisions in designing and...
Apr 2016
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The Effect of Land Restitution on Poverty Reduction Among the Khomani San "Bushmen" in South Africa

Johane Dikgang and Edwin Muchapondwa
This paper looks at the impact of land restitution involving the Khomani San “bushmen” in the Kgalagadi area of South Africa. It seeks to test whether there is a positive correlation between land restitution and poverty reduction among the beneficiaries. We run instrumental variable probit models...
Jun 2013
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What are the Distributional Implications of Halving Poverty in South Africa when Growth Alone is not Enough?

Fiona Tregenna
The South African government has set a target of halving poverty by 2014. Using microdata from the 2005/6 Income and Expenditure Survey, this article frames government’s stated target of halving poverty by 2014 in terms of specific measures of the poverty gap and poverty headcount ratio. With the...
Apr 2011
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