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Determinants of Grade 12 Pass Rates in the Post-Apartheid South African Schooling System

Haroon Bhorat and Morne Oosthuizen.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 10336 words.

This paper utilises an educational production function approach on post-apartheid data that include both schooling and community-level information, in order to empirically estimate the key...

Diet Quality, Child Health, and Food Policies in Developing Countries

Alok Bhargava.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health; Economic Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Economics. 12357 words.

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for children's physical growth...

Differential Fertility, Human Capital, and Development

Tom S. Vogl.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Education and Research Institutions; Demographic Economics. 17669 words.

Using micro-data from 48 developing countries, this article studies changes in cross-sectional patterns of fertility and child investment over the demographic transition. Before 1960,...

Differential Risk Exposure and Stochastic Poverty Traps Among East African Pastoralists

John G. McPeak and Christopher B. Barrett.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2001; p ublished online August 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Disability and Poverty in Vietnam

Daniel Mont and Nguyen Viet Cuong.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 9147 words.

Disability is significantly correlated with poverty in Vietnam, according to data from the 2006 Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey, especially when the extra costs of living with a...

Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys

Deon Filmer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health. 8595 words.

Analysis of 14 household surveys from 13 developing countries suggests that 1–2 percent of the population have disabilities. Adults with disabilities typically live in poorer than average...

Does Aid for Education Educate Children? Evidence from Panel Data

Axel Dreher, Peter Nunnenkamp and Rainer Thiele.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions. 9275 words.

Most of the aid effectiveness literature has focused on the potential growth effects of aggregate aid, with inconclusive results. Considering that donors have repeatedly stressed the...

Does Education Affect HIV Status? Evidence from five African Countries

Damien de Walque.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Economic Development. 9449 words.

Data from the first five Demographic and Health Surveys to include HIV testing for a representative sample of the adult population are used to analyze the socioeconomic correlates of HIV...

Does Free Primary Education Narrow Gender Differences in Schooling? Evidence from Kenya

Adrienne M. Lucas and Isaac M. Mbiti.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10540 words.

We identify the impact of the 2003 Kenyan Free Primary Education (FPE) programme on gender imbalances in the number of students graduating from primary school and achievement on the primary...

Does human capital generate social and institutional capital? Exploring evidence from South African time series data

Johannes W. Fedderke and John M. Luiz.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13675 words.

This paper presents an analysis of the interaction of human capital investment and the development of social and political institutions. We find that human capital matters—for growth...

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Does inequality in health impede economic growth?

Michael Grimm.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 10206 words.

This paper investigates the effects of inequality in health on economic growth in low and middle income countries. The empirical part of the paper uses an original cross-national panel data...

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Does Microfinance Reduce Rural Poverty? Evidence Based on Household Panel Data from Northern Ethiopia

Guush Berhane and Cornelis Gardebroek.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Banking; Economic Development. 7425 words.

Evidence on the long-term impacts of microfinance credit is scarce. We use a unique four-round panel dataset on farm households in northern Ethiopia that had access to microfinance,...

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Dollar a Day Revisited

Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development. 8716 words.

The article presents the first major update of the international $1 a day poverty line, proposed in World Development Report 1990: Poverty for measuring absolute poverty by the standards of...

Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase in Indonesia

Joppe de Ree, Karthik Muralidharan, Menno Pradhan and Halsey Rogers.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Particular Labour Markets; Education and Research Institutions; Design of Experiments; Economic Development. 17474 words.

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How does a large unconditional increase in salary affect the performance of incumbent employees in the public sector? We present experimental evidence...

Early Academic Performance, Grade Repetition, and School Attainment in Senegal: A Panel Data Analysis

Peter Glick and David E. Sahn.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 11797 words.

Little is known in developing country environments about how a child's cognitive skills manifested in the first years of schooling are related to later educational success, because the...

Earnings, Schooling, and Economic Reform: Econometric Evidence From Hungary (1986–2004)

Nauro Campos and Dean Jolliffe.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development; Economywide Country Studies; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies. 6967 words.

How does the relationship between earnings and schooling change with the introduction of comprehensive economic reform? This article sheds light on this question using a unique data set and...

Educational Achievement and Socio-economic Background: Causality and Mechanisms in Senegal

Christelle Dumas and Sylvie Lambert.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2011; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 8174 words.

This paper addresses the question of intergenerational schooling mobility in Senegal. We use an original survey conducted in 2003 that provides instruments to deal with the endogeneity of...

Educational and Child Labour Impacts of Two Food-for-Education Schemes: Evidence from a Randomised Trial in Rural Burkina Faso

Harounan Kazianga, Damien de Walque and Harold Alderman.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 11908 words.

This paper uses a prospective randomised trial to assess the impact of two food-for-education schemes on education and child labour outcomes for children from low-income households in...

Ending Global Hunger in the 21st Century: Projections of the Number of Food Insecure People

Ben Senauer and Mona Sur.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

This article examines what would be required to substantially reduce, and ultimately end, chronic hunger. Projections of the number of food insecure people are provided for 2025 under...

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Enrolment and Grade Attainment following the Introduction of Free Primary Education in Tanzania

Johannes Hoogeveen and Mariacristina Rossi.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 5629 words.

The elimination of all primary school fees in January 2002 in Tanzania marked the start of the ambitious Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP). This programme aimed to enhance not...