Research Papers and Theses

Masters and Doctoral Theses

Written by
Spaull N.

The many and varied links between student socioeconomic status and educational outcomes have been well documented in the South African economics of education literature. The strong legacy of apartheid and the consequent correlation between education and wealth have meant that, generally speaking, poorer learners perform worse academically. The links between affluence and educational quality in South Africa can partially explain this outcome since the poor receive a far inferior quality of education when compared to their wealthier counterparts. This disadvantages them in the labourmarket and entrenches their poverty. This thesis uses the recent Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ III) dataset for South Africa to answer three important questions: ...

The Relationship between Schooling Inputs and Outputs in South Africa: Methodologies and Policy Recommendations Based on the 2000 SACMEQ Dataset.
Written by
Gustafsson M.

Masters Thesis, Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Papers from the 2005 International Invitational Educational Policy Research Conference

Research Papers

Written by
Hungi N., Florence W. Thuku

International Review of Education, 56:63-11.

Nicholas Spaull

Primary School Performance in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, and South Africa. SACMEQ Working Paper Nr. 8

Servaas van der Berg
Lessons learnt from SACMEQ II: South African student performance in regional context, Paper for DBSA/HSRC/Wits NEPAD Conference “Investment Choices for Education In Africa” September 19-21 2006, Johannesburg
Crain Soudien
Disaffected or displaced? A brief analysis of the reasons for academic failure amongst young South Africans, The International Journal on School Disaffection, 4(1).