Keyword: Healthcare

Foresight Africa 2023: A Southern African Perspective
Please join the Brookings Institution and Economics Research Southe...
Published: 14 February 2023
Dr Channing Arndt on Building back fairer from the Covid-19 Pandemic in South Africa
Post-pandemic, South Africa’s economy finds itself in a constrained...
Published: 19 November 2021
Part 4: Building back for a sustainable future
The discussion is based on two papers: “Building back fairer ...
Published: 10 November 2021
Impact of technological progress on carbon emissions in different country income groups
This study examines the complex relationship between carbon emissio...
Published: 23 March 2021
Working Paper
Health inequality and the 1918 Influenza in South Africa
The 1918 influenza – the Spanish flu – killed an estimated 6% of Sout...
Published: 8 February 2021
Working Paper
‘Quantitative Easing' and central bank asset purchases in South Africa: A DSGE approach
This paper develops a small open-economy (SOE) dynamic stochastic g...
Published: 30 November 2020
Impact of Social Transfers on Depressive Symptoms: Evidence from the South African Old ...
We study the effect of  income receipt in form of Old age pension (...
Published: 20 October 2020
Working Paper
Does household net financial wealth explain the asymmetric reaction of household consum...
Ndou et al (2019) showed that, in absolute terms, the decline in ho...
Published: 14 September 2020
Working Paper
The impacts of unconditional cash transfers on schooling in adolescence and young adult...
I study an expansion of a South African social grant program that p...
Published: 28 May 2020
Working Paper
Nicola Viegi on the South African economic response to the Coronavirus: policies and pr...
Nicola Viegi, Deputy Director of ERSA, talks with Margaux G on the ...
Published: 8 April 2020
Efficiency of provincial public healthcare in South Africa
Background Forty-nine million people or 83 per cent of the entire p...
Published: 7 February 2020
Working Paper
Can paid maternity leave improve childhood health?
Evidence from California shows that paid maternity leave leads to i...
Published: 11 June 2019
Policy Brief
Who benefits from South African Child Support Grant: The role of gender and birthweight
Stunting (low height-for-age) is known to be a good proxy for a chi...
Published: 6 May 2019
Working Paper
Gender and Birth Order Effects on Intra-Household Schooling Choices and Educational Att...
Many schooling decisions take place within the family. For instance...
Published: 21 May 2018
Policy Brief
Parental bargaining and rural-urban child health differential in Tanzania
This paper extends the empirical analysis of child health by simult...
Published: 6 October 2017
Policy Brief
The Reaction of Inflation to Macroeconomic Shocks: The Case of Zimbabwe (2009 – 2012)
This paper empirically investigates the reaction of inflation to ma...
Published: 1 September 2017
Working Paper
Modelling exchange rate volatility dynamics: Empirical evidence from South Africa
In this paper, we extend the literature on modelling exchange rate ...
Published: 30 August 2017
Working Paper
Obesity Based Labour Market Discrimination in South Africa: A Dynamic Panel Analysis
There is increasing concern regarding obesity related healthcare co...
Published: 24 August 2017
Working Paper
An Econometric Method for Estimating Population Parameters from Non-Random Samples: An...
The problem of sample selection complicates the process of drawing ...
Published: 19 July 2017
Working Paper
Does the Equivalence Scale Matter? Equivalence and Out-of-Pocket Payments
We evaluate the effects of different equivalence scale parameter es...
Published: 12 June 2017
Policy Brief
Demand-side determinants of access to healthcare services: Empirical evidence from Africa
Better health status is influenced by access to health care, among ...
Published: 28 February 2017
Policy Brief
Black living standards in South Africa before democracy: New evidence from heights
Very little income or wage data was systematically recorded on the ...
Published: 23 February 2017
Working Paper
Has South Africa’s Investment in Public Health Care Improved Health Outcomes?
South Africa’s total expenditure on health equates to almost 9% of ...
Published: 9 February 2017
Policy Brief
Birth order effects on education attainment and child labour: Evidence from Lesotho
Education (both school enrolment and achievement) is low in much of...
Published: 22 November 2016
Policy Brief
The behaviour of the real effective exchange rate of South Africa: is there a misalignm...
The paper uses Behavioural Equilibrium Exchange Rate methodology to...
Published: 20 October 2016
Working Paper
Demand-side determinants of access to healthcare service: Empirical evidence from Africa
This study identifies the key determinants of access to healthcare ...
Published: 12 October 2016
Working Paper
Birth Order Effects on Educational Attainment and Child Labour: Evidence from Lesotho
This paper examines the e ffect of birth order on educational attai...
Published: 8 July 2016
Working Paper
Contraceptive Use and Birth Intervals
We develop a model linking contraceptive effi ciency to birth spaci...
Published: 8 December 2015
Working Paper
Social networks and maternal health care utilisation in Tanzania
Social networks are increasingly being recognised as having an impo...
Published: 27 August 2015
Working Paper
The Demand for Reproductive Health Care
This research formalizes the interactions between the various deter...
Published: 4 August 2015
Working Paper
User Fee Abolition in South Africa: 1994 and 1996
In addition to birthing a new Democracy, 1994 was the beginning of ...
Published: 7 April 2015
Policy Brief
The expected well-being of urban refugees and asylum seekers in Johannesburg
The influx of asylum seekers and refugees from across Africa to dem...
Published: 5 March 2015
Working Paper
The Influence of Higher Moments and Non-Normality on the Sharpe Ratio: A South African ...
Although the general assumption is that daily and monthly returns d...
Published: 5 February 2015
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 ...
Published: 12 November 2014
Working Paper
The Impact of Obesity on Employment in South Africa
Obesity is a growing health problem in South Africa. This health pr...
Published: 27 October 2014
Working Paper
The Relative (in)Efficiency of South African Municipalities in Providing Public Health ...
Previous studies in South Africa have not dis-aggregated efficiency...
Published: 27 October 2014
Working Paper

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