Keyword: inequality

Possible Welfare Benefits of a Basic Income Support: Evidence from a benefit incidence ...
Working Paper 886 The study investigates the potential welfare effe...
Published: 5 September 2023
Nicky Nicholls, Kehinde O. Omotoso, Eleni Yitbarek, Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Carolyn Chisadza
Working Paper
South Africa’s future will be decided in our cities
Discussion Document 14 South Africa’s cities face multiple, overlap...
Published: 23 June 2023
Dieter von Fintel, Justin Visagie, Ivan Turok, Takwanisa Machemedze, Claus Rabe, Sebastian Galiani, Edward Glaeser
Discussion Document
Place-based economic policies: international lessons for South Africa
Discussion Document 11 Place-based policies are designed to support...
Published: 22 May 2023
Harris Selod, Claus Rabe
Discussion Document
How would providing UBI impact structural poverty?
This podcast adopts a refreshing view on what Universal Basic Incom...
Published: 22 November 2022
Margaux Giannaros, Zimbali Mncube, Kelle Howson
Can a universal basic income contribute to breaking structural poverty in South Africa?
Discussion Document 03 Much of the debate about the introduction of...
Published: 10 September 2022
Zimbali Mncube, Kelle Howson
Discussion Document
Small rise in employment is nothing to celebrate
Consensus is emerging that unemployment, inequality and poverty req...
Published: 2 June 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
The long-term effects of early-life exposure to weather shocks: Evidence from Tanzania
We examine whether early-life exposure to rainfall shocks has a lon...
Published: 29 April 2022
Ermias G. Weldesenbet
Working Paper
Timothy Köhler on SA’s labour market: is a national lockdown as severe as we think?
It is just over a year since South Africa had to succumb to what wa...
Published: 21 May 2021
Timothy Köhler
Bridging the Divide in Economics
The ERSA Bridging the Divide in Economics initiative focuses on rep...
Published: 29 March 2021
BTD Workshop
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
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...
Published: 8 February 2021
Jonathan Jayes, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
A fiscus for better economic and social development in South Africa
After showing that the bulk of government expenditure is unproducti...
Published: 12 August 2020
Francois J. Stofberg, Jan H. van Heerden, Heinrich R. Bohlmann
Working Paper
Monetary policy and inequality
South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world and ...
Published: 30 July 2020
Neryvia Pillay Bell
Policy Brief
Redistribution, Inequality, and Efficiency with Credit Constraints
We develop a model that characterizes the joint determination of in...
Published: 14 April 2020
Yoseph Y. Getachew, Stephen J. Turnovsky
Working Paper
Inequality in South Africa: what does a composite index of wellbeing reveal?
Policymakers need better information regarding wellbeing inequality...
Published: 18 September 2019
Talita Dalton-Greyling, Stephanié Rossouw
Working Paper
Benefits of regulation vs. competition where inequality is high: The case of mobile tel...
South Africa is the most unequal country in the world, with a Gini ...
Published: 6 August 2019
Ryan Hawthrone, Lukasz Grzybowski
Policy Brief
Benefits of regulation vs competition where inequality is high: The case of mobile tele...
We test for the distributional effects of regulation and entry in t...
Published: 2 August 2019
Ryan Hawthrone, Lukasz Grzybowski
Working Paper
The Role of Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption on Income-related Inequality in Health in S...
In many developing countries, there is wide inequality in the distr...
Published: 24 January 2018
Hana Ross, Corné van Walbeek, Alfred K. Mukong
Policy Brief
Human capital inequality and electoral outcomes
Inequality is a problem which has beset South Africa for a long tim...
Published: 15 August 2017
Biniam E. Bedasso, Nonso Obikili
Policy Brief
Human capital inequality and electoral outcomes in South Africa
This paper examines the nature and evolution of horizontal and vert...
Published: 6 February 2017
Nonso Obikili, Biniam E. Bedasso
Working Paper
Effects of wildlife resources on community welfare: Income, poverty and inequality
This paper demonstrates the importance of wildlife in the portfolio...
Published: 27 September 2016
Edwin Muchapondwa, Herbert Ntuli
Working Paper
Estimating Income Mobility When Income is Measured with Error: The Case of South Africa
There are long-standing concerns that household income mobility is ...
Published: 19 May 2016
Asmus Zoch, Stephan Klasen, Rulof P. Burger
Working Paper
The Contribution of Fiscal Decentralization to Regional Inequality: Empirical Results f...
Over the past two decades, many African countries have carried out ...
Published: 14 April 2016
Ramos Mabugu, Hammed Amusa
Policy Brief
Sometimes you don’t make enough money to buy food: An analysis of South African street ...
One of the aims of the National Development Plan (NDP) is the eradi...
Published: 12 April 2016
Kotie J. M. M. Viljoen, Catherina J. Schenck, Phillip F. Blaauw
Policy Brief
Addressing structural change issues in the context of South Africa's political dispensa...
The current structure of South Africa’s economy is partly a product...
Published: 21 November 2014
Biniam E. Bedasso
Policy Brief
Political transition in a small open economy: Retracing the economic trail of South Afr...
This paper seeks to offer an economic explanation for the emergence...
Published: 8 September 2014
Biniam E. Bedasso
Working Paper
Economic Growth and Inequality: Evidence from the Young Democracies of South America
We investigate in this paper whether income growth has played any r...
Published: 24 July 2013
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Begging the Question: Permanent Income and Social Mobility
The extent of social mobility is one of three key considerations &#...
Published: 20 September 2012
Sean Muller
Working Paper
Free public healtcare does not remove inequality of healthcare access
Despite the availability in South Africa of free public health care...
Published: 27 September 2009
Steven F. Koch
Policy Brief

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