JEL code: N37

Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy: Africa; Oceania

Impact of technological progress on carbon emissions in different country income groups
This study examines the complex relationship between carbon emissio...
Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Chris B. Milindi
Working Paper
Health inequality and the 1918 Influenza in South Africa
The 1918 influenza – the Spanish flu – killed an estimated 6% of Sou...
Jonathan Jayes, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
Trade Openness and Fertility Rates in Africa: Panel Data Evidence
We study the effect of trade openness on fertility rates in fifty A...
Matthew W. Clance, Yoseph Y. Getachew, Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Black living standards in South Africa before democracy: New evidence from heights
Very little income or wage data was systematically recorded on the ...
Kris Inwood, Johan Fourie, Bokang Mpeta
Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility during industrial take-off
Using a novel dataset of genealogical records, we make the first at...
Johan Fourie, Jeanne Cilliers
Policy Brief
Why local context matters: de jure and de facto property rights in colonial South Africa
For economic transactions, including debt transactions, to occur in...
Johan Fourie, Christie Swanepoel
Working Paper
Social mobility during South Africa’s industrial take-off
In the absence of historical income or education data, the change i...
Johan Fourie, Jeanne Cilliers
Working Paper
User Fee Abolition in South Africa: 1994 and 1996
In addition to birthing a new Democracy, 1994 was the beginning of ...
Steven F. Koch
Policy Brief
When selection trumps persistence: The lasting effect of missionary education in South ...
To estimate the long-term, persistent effects of missionary educati...
Johan Fourie, Christie Swanepoel
Working Paper
Father's Employment and Sons' Stature: The Long Running Effects of a Positive Regional ...
I exploit the unexpected increase in employment in 1975, 76 and 77 ...
Martine Mariotti
Working Paper
The missing people: Accounting for indigenous populations in Cape Colonial history
Because information about the livelihoods of indigenous groups is o...
Johan Fourie, Erik Green
Working Paper
Slave Prices and Productivity in the 18th Century at the Cape of Good Hope: The Winners...
The question about the productivity of slavery is a strongly debate...
Ada Jansen, Sophia du Plessis, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
Social Capital and Human Capital in the Colonies: A Study of Cocoa Farmers in Western N...
I examine the relationship between social and human capital in colo...
Nonso Obikili
Working Paper
The Impact of the Slave Trade on Literacy in Africa: Evidence from the Colonial Era
Recent studies have highlighted the importance of Africa’s hi...
Nonso Obikili
Working Paper
A country of migrants: Advances in South African economic history
South Africa is a country of migrants. From the Bantu migration, th...
ERSA
Workshop
Heights and development in a Cash-Crop Colony: Living standards in Ghana, 1870-1980
While Ghana is a classic case of economic growth in an agricultural...
Jörg Baten, Gareth Austin, Alexander Moradi
Working Paper
Slave numeracy in the Cape Colony and comparative development in the eighteenth century
The lack of accurate measures of human capital formation often cons...
Jörg Baten, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
The wealth of the Cape Colony: Measurements from probate inventories
The stylized view of the Dutch Cape Colony (1652-1795) is of a poor...
Johan Fourie
Working Paper
Settler skills and colonial development
The emphasis on location-specific factors, such as climate or disea...
Johan Fourie, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
A history with evidence: Income inequality in the Dutch Cape Colony
The arrival of European settlers at the Cape in 1652 marked the beg...
Johan Fourie, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
The dynamics of inequality in a newly settled, preindustrial society: The case of the C...
Inequality is a major concern in many of the world’s developing reg...
Johan Fourie, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
Ship traffic and the economy of the Cape Colony: 1652-1793
Most historians regard the Cape Colony of the seventeenth and eight...
Willem H. Boshoff, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
Slavery and economic history research in South Africa - An ERSA Research Workshop
The fourth ERSA Economic History Workshop in November will focus on...
ERSA
Workshop

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