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The Long-Term Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Weather Shocks: Evidence from Tanzania

Ermias Gebru Weldesenbet
We examine whether early-life exposure to rainfall shocks has a long-term impact on health, education, and the socioeconomic statuses of individuals in rural Tanzania, where livelihoods heavily depend on rain-fed agriculture. We use a unique panel of data from a Kagera Health and Development Survey...
Apr 2022
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Climate Change and Child Health: A Nigerian Perspective

Eduard van der Merwe, Matthew Clance and Eleni Yitbarek
The detrimental effect of climate change on health is becoming an essential topic of economic research and policymaking. The negative impact of rising temperatures and extreme weather events on children’s health outcomes and their human capital is especially concerning. This study investigates the...
Jan 2022
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The Demand for Cigarettes: New Evidence from South Africa

Alfred K. Mukong & Ernest Ngeh Tingum
This paper provides an extensive analysis of the demand for cigarettes based on longitudinal data drawn from the South Africa National Income and Dynamic Study (NIDS: 2008 - 2014). We compare the results of the pooled OLS (POLS), the standard two-part model, the random and the fixed effect (RE, FE...
May 2018
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Has South Africa’s Investment in Public Health Care Improved Health Outcomes?

Mr. Lucas Bidzha, Dr. Talita Greyling and Mr. Jugal Mahabir
South Africa’s total expenditure on health equates to almost 9% of its gross domestic product, which is above the average of other countries classified as middle-income countries. Notwithstanding this investment, indicators of health outcomes remain relatively lower when compared to the same...
Feb 2017
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The Relative (in)Efficiency of South African Municipalities in Providing Public Health Care

Josue Mbonigaba and Saidou Baba Oumar
Previous studies in South Africa have not dis-aggregated efficiency analysis across municipalities which are health system components of the broader national health system. The purpose of this paper is therefore to assess whether the relative efficiency of South African municipalities in primary...
Oct 2014
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Southern African Customs Union Revenue, Public Expenditures and HIV/AIDS in BLNS Countries

Harold Ngalawa
This study sets out to investigate how revenue from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) common revenue pool affect efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS countries). Using a panel data set of the BLNS countries covering the period 1990-2007 in annual...
Aug 2013
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DEA Applied to a Gauteng Sample of South African Public Hospitals

Kibambe Jacques Ngoie & Steven K Koch
The ability of the South African government to provide antiretroviral medication to those in need will be determined by the ability of the public health services sector to efficiently provide that medication. If the delivery of other health services can be used as a guide, the goals of the anti-...
Sep 2006
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