Servaas van der Berg

Stellenbosch University

Dept of Economics, Stellenbosch University

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7602

South Africa

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Low Quality Education as a Poverty Trap

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers No.25/2011. Initially a synthesis report to PSPPD
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 31 May 2017
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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School Quality, Poverty, Inequality, Development, South Africa

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Efficiency and Equity Effects of Social Grants in South Africa

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers No. 15/10
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Dec 2010
Servaas van der Berg, Franz Krige Siebrits and Bongisa Lekezwa
Stellenbosch University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and South African Competition Commission
Downloads 777 (33,580)
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Social security, social grants, social pensions, child support grants, effects of social assistance, South Africa

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Trends in Poverty and Inequality Since the Political Transition

DPRU Working Paper 06/104
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Apr 2007
Servaas van der Berg, Ronelle Burger, Rulof Burger, Megan Louw and Derek Yu
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
Downloads 275 (119,165)
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All Media and Products surveys, poverty ratio, poverty severity ratio, social grant system

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Identifying Binding Constraints in Education

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 28 Jan 2017
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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The Costs of Illiteracy in South Africa

University of Stellenbosch Economic Working Paper No. 14/10
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Dec 2010
Martin Gustafsson, Servaas van der Berg, Debra L. Shepherd and Cobus Burger
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics
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Literacy, Illiteracy, South Africa, Education Production Function, Economic Growth

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The Middle Class in Contemporary South Africa: Comparing Rival Approaches

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers No.11/2014
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 May 2017
Ronelle Burger, Cindy Lee Steenekamp, Asmus Zoch and Servaas van der Berg
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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middle class, social class, development, South Africa

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A Society Divided: How Unequal Education Quality Limits Social Mobility in South Africa

Synthesis report for the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD). Stellenbosch, February 2017
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 28 May 2017 Last Revised: 29 May 2017
Eldridge Moses, Servaas van der Berg and Kate Rich
Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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education, poverty, inequality, labour market, retuns to education, development, South Africa

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The Present as a Legacy of the Past: The Labour Market, Inequality and Poverty in South Africa

DPRU Working Paper No. 99/29
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2010
Servaas van der Berg and H. Bhorat
Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
Downloads 125 (242,044)
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household types, poverty, poverty measures

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Social Assistance Reform During A Period of Fiscal Stress

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 19 Dec 2010
Servaas van der Berg and Franz Krige Siebrits
Stellenbosch University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Social grants, Effects of social grants, Labour market outcomes, Anti-poverty policy, South Africa

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Poverty Trends Since the Transition: What We Know

Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics No. 10/09
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Dec 2010
Servaas van der Berg, Megan Louw and Leon Du Toit
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 97 (289,499)
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Poverty, Inequality, Redistribution, Fiscal incidence, Social delivery,

11.

Laying Firm Foundations: Getting Reading Right

Report to the PSPPD. University of Stellenbosch, 2016
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 May 2017
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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Education, reading, inequality, poverty, development, South Africa

12.

Current Poverty and Income Distribution in the Context of South African History

Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics No. 22/10
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Dec 2010
Servaas van der Berg
Stellenbosch University
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South Africa, poverty, income distribution, labour market

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The Performance of Low Fee Independent Schools in South Africa - What Can Available Data Tell?

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers No. 01/2017. Stellenbosch.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 May 2017
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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education, low fee schools, private schools, independent schools, South Africa

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Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 National Matric Cohort

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers No.16/2016
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 28 May 2017
Hendrik van Broekhuizen, Servaas van der Berg and Heleen Hofmeyr
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
Downloads 49 (418,279)
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higher education, university access, post-school transitions, inequality, development, South Africa

15.

Teacher Pay in South Africa

Stellenbosch University Department of Economics Working Paper No. 26/10
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Servaas van der Berg and Rulof Burger
Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
Downloads 47 (425,607)
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teacher pay, wages, labour market, incentives

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What the Annual National Assessments Can Tell Us About Learning Deficits Over the Education System and the School Career Year

Stellenbosch Economic Working Paper No. 18/15
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Servaas van der Berg
Stellenbosch University
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Education, inequality, quality of education, South Africa

The Long Walk: Considering the Enduring Spatial and Racial Dimensions of Deprivation Two Decades after the Fall of Apartheid

Stellenbosch Economic Working Paper No. 17/15
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Sarel J. Van der Walt and Derek Yu
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics and Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics
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poverty, deprivation, fuzzy sets, South Africa

The Long Walk: Considering the Enduring Spatial and Racial Dimensions of Deprivation Two Decades after the Fall of Apartheid

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9524
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Nov 2015
Ronelle Burger, Servaas van der Berg, Sarel J. Van der Walt and Derek Yu
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics and Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics
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poverty, deprivation, fuzzy sets, South Africa

The Capability Threshold: Re-Examining the Definition of the Middle Class in an Unequal Developing Country

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9523
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Nov 2015
Ronelle Burger, Camren McAravey and Servaas van der Berg
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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middle class, capability approach, measurement, development, South Africa

The Capability Threshold: Re-Examining the Definition of the Middle Class in an Unequal Developing Country

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers No.16/2015
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 May 2017
Ronelle Burger, Camren McAravey and Servaas van der Berg
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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Middle class, Capability approach, development, South Africa

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Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 South African National Matric Cohort

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10358
Number of pages: 123 Posted: 21 Nov 2016
Hendrik van Broekhuizen, Servaas van der Berg and Heleen Hofmeyr
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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higher education, university access, post-school transitions

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Understanding Consumption Patterns of the Established and Emerging South African Black Middle Class

Stellenbosch Economic Working Paper No. 18/15
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Nov 2015
Ronelle Burger, Megan Louw, Servaas van der Berg and Brigitte Pegado
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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Education, inequality, quality of education

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Trends in Poverty and Inequality in Seven African Countries

PEP working paper serie 2007-06
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 May 2018 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2018
Independent Author, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, University of the Free State and Stellenbosch University
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poverty, inequality, asset index, multiple correspondence analysis, Africa

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The Unintended Consequences of Education Policies on South African Participation and Unemployment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7450
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Rulof Burger, Servaas van der Berg and Dieter von Fintel
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch University
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South Africa, education, unemployment, participation

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Demand for Education in the Five Countries of the South African Customs Union – Projections and Implications

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers: WP20/2018, December 2018
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Jan 2019
Servaas van der Berg and Marizanne Knoesen
Stellenbosch University and Independent
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economic development, demand for education, enrolment projections, South African Customs Union

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When the Remedy is Worse than the Disease: Adjusting Survey Income Data for Price Differentials, with Special Reference to Mozambique

Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 10/24
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Dec 2010
Carlos Maia and Servaas van der Berg
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Stellenbosch University
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Mozambique, poverty, prices differentials, multiple correspondence analysis

25.

The Cost of Repetition in South Africa

Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers: WP13/2019
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 09 Jan 2020
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch University, Dept of Economics, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics, University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics
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education, repetition, drop-out, education finance, human capital, economic development, South Africa

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Apartheid's Enduring Legacy: Inequalities in Education

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 849-880, 2007
Posted: 30 Jun 2008
Servaas van der Berg
Stellenbosch University

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