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Occidental Rationalism: Its Early Impact on the Foundations of Modern Science

Abdulkader Cassim Mahomedy
Rationalist thought has had a deep and lasting impact on modern civilisation. This influence has pervaded almost all facets of the socio-politico-economic and scientific domains of contemporary human experience. Religiously-oriented societies have, however, throughout their encounter with...
Sep 2015
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Returns to Schooling: Skills Accumulation or Information Revelation?

Steve Koch & S Ntege
This paper explores the degree to which imperfect information in the labour market regarding worker quality is likely to impact employment opportunities, as well as the wages associated with those opportunities. The primary purpose of this paper is to provide preliminary empirical evidence that...
Jun 2008
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Does training benefit those who do not get any? Elasticities of complementarity and factor price in South Africa

Alberto Behar
Commentators claim a shortage of skills, particularly artisanal labour, in South Africa is constraining output and that a rise in skill supply would benefit less skilled occupations. This assumes/implies skilled and unskilled labour are q-complements. This paper estimates Hicks Elasticities of...
May 2008
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