Keyword: Social welfare

What do we expect from the MTBPS?
Prior to last year’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) th...
Published: 27 October 2023
Margaux Giannaros, Isaah Mhlanga
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
A systematic and historical review of basic income support programs in middle-income co...
Discussion Document 06 As one of the most structurally unequal coun...
Published: 4 November 2022
Ermias G. Weldesenbet, Biniam E. Bedasso
Discussion Document
Request for proposals: Economics of Basic Income Support
In response to the government’s proposal that the Social Relief of ...
Published: 18 February 2022
Skills Development
Call for Work: Request for proposals: Economics of Basic Income Support
In response to the government’s proposal that the Social Relief of ...
Published: 18 February 2022
Call for Work
Does the uptake of multiple climate smart agriculture practices enhance household savin...
Climate change and variability poses a significant hindrance on agr...
Published: 12 January 2022
Herbert Ntuli, Gibson Mudiriza, Edwin Muchapondwa, Boscow Okumu, Alfred K. Mukong
Working Paper
Part 3: International perspectives and South Africa’s trade policy
The discussion is based on two papers: Covid-19 and Lockdown Polici...
Published: 29 July 2021
Sherman Robinson, Montford Mlachila, Matthew Simmonds, Marianne Matthee, Matthew Stern
Human capital and the timing of the first birth
This paper constructs and partially characterizes the solution of a...
Published: 8 July 2021
Jesse Naidoo
Working Paper
Income convergence in Southern Africa: A non-linear time-varying coefficients framework
This article investigated income per capita convergence in the Sout...
Published: 14 April 2021
Ntokozo P. Nzimande
Working Paper
Understanding the behaviour of house prices and household income per capita in South Af...
Homeownership by the lower and middle-income households is crucial ...
Published: 29 March 2021
Pieter Opperman, Anthanasius F. Tita
Working Paper
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
The effects of technology intensity in manufacturing on CO2 emissions: Evidence from de...
Industrialisation is recognised as important for developing countri...
Published: 15 January 2021
Fiona Tregenna, Elvis K. Avenyo
Working Paper
Measuring energy poverty in South Africa based on household required energy consumption
Energy poverty is a major concern in most of developing countries w...
Published: 15 December 2020
Steven F. Koch, Yuxiang Yeú
Working Paper
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
Joseph Ajefu, Adeola Oyenubi
Working Paper
Group identity in fairness decisions: discrimination or inequality aversion?
Policy Paper 24 This paper investigates issues of decision time and...
Published: 30 September 2020
Eleni Yitbarek, Carolyn Chisadza, Nicky Nicholls
Policy Paper
Does Child Support Grant incentivise childbirth in South Africa?
We consider the perverse incentive that can be created for poor hou...
Published: 30 September 2020
Umakrishnan Kollamparambil, Adeola Oyenubi
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
Eliphas Ndou
Working Paper
Part 4: Towards a fiscal policy that supports economic recovery while achieving sustain...
Drawing on the discussions in the previous 3 sessions, session 4 wi...
Published: 7 September 2020
Matthew Simmonds, Ricardo Hausmann, Laurence Harris, Johannes W. Fedderke, Federico Sturzenegger, Abebe Selassie
Part 3: The role of fiscal policy in the post-Corona economic recovery
South Africa has a comparably large government sector, and the choi...
Published: 28 August 2020
Christopher Loewald, Matthew Simmonds, Xavier Debrun, Mamokete Lijane, Gilad Isaacs, Federico Sturzenegger, Chris Loewald, Andrew Donaldson
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
Neryvia Pillay Bell
Working Paper
The Effect of Tobacco and Alcohol Control Policies on Household Spending Patterns in Ke...
This paper examines the effect of tobacco and alcohol control polic...
Published: 28 May 2020
Abel O. Nyagwachi, Grieve Chelwa, Corné van Walbeek
Working Paper
Dr Neryvia Pillay Bell on the Fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa:...
In this podcast Dr Neryvia Pillay Bell, a Policy Associate at ERSA ...
Published: 30 April 2020
Neryvia Pillay Bell
Prof. Johanne Fedderke on the differential impact of the Coronavirus as of end of March...
Professor Johannes W. Fedderke, the Director of ERSA speaks to our ...
Published: 8 April 2020
Johannes W. Fedderke
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
The effectiveness of counter-cyclical loan-to-value regulations: generic versus sector-...
This paper considers the implications of the counter-cyclical loan-...
Published: 16 August 2019
Thabang Molisey, Guangling Dave Liu
Working Paper
Migration, Income Pooling and Food Deprivation in Zimbabwe
Income pooling in the context of geographically stretched household...
Published: 1 July 2019
Gift Dafuleya
Working Paper
Who benefits from being self-employed in urban Ghana?
The income gap between the self-employed and wage earners is of int...
Published: 21 May 2019
Adeola Oyenubi
Policy Brief
The origin of extractive states in Africa: The case of the British Cape Colony, 1834-1909
The majority of African states continue to be regarded as extractiv...
Published: 16 May 2019
Johan Fourie, Abel Gwaindepi
Working Paper
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
Adeola Oyenubi
Working Paper
Access to micro and informal loans: evaluating the impact on the quality of life of poo...
Since the early 1980s, many governments have investigated the possi...
Published: 30 April 2019
Talita Dalton-Greyling
Policy Brief
Quality of life: validation of an instrument and analysis of relationships between dime...
Background The conventional approach to measuring quality of life w...
Published: 23 April 2019
Talita Dalton-Greyling
Policy Brief
Who benefits from being self-employed in urban Ghana
This paper explores the earnings gap between the self-employed and ...
Published: 8 April 2019
Adeola Oyenubi
Working Paper
Access to micro – and informal loans: evaluating the impact on the quality of life of p...
Background: Since the early 1980s, many governments have investigat...
Published: 12 March 2019
Talita Dalton-Greyling, Stephanié Rossouw
Working Paper
Quality of life: Validation of an instrument and analysis of relationships between domains
Quality of life (QoL) is now widely recognised as a multidimensiona...
Published: 5 February 2019
Talita Dalton-Greyling, Fiona Tregenna
Working Paper
‘The Prince and the Pauper’: The effect of inherited-wealth status on productivity in t...
This experiment contributes to the developing literature on the rel...
Published: 22 January 2019
Dr Sofia Monteiro, Patrizio Piraino, Justine Burns
Policy Brief
A Longitudinal Analysis of the Demand for Cigarettes in South Africa
Tobacco use is a major health problem, resulting in many millions o...
Published: 2 January 2019
Alfred K. Mukong
Policy Brief

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