Economic and Development Problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nicholas Spaull & Nico Katzke. A little bit about me… Nicholas Spaull I love to Travel Studied at UKZN / SUN / UCT Economics by profession (PhD...) Education by passion Office: Schumann 202 NicholasSpaull@gmail.com NicSpaull
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Nicholas Spaull & NicoKatzke
3 American credits; 6 ECTS credits
Venue: Wilcocks 3018
Mondays 10:00 – 13:00
Tuesdays 09:00 – 12:00
*NB – see lecture schedule for dates!
4 x MCQ tests 80%
There will be no exam.
**The above is subject to change
The aim of this course is to get you to think critically about some of the major developmental issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa today.
Health – Education - Infrastructure
EdBenefits of education
Specific references: lower fertility (Glewwe, 2002), improved child health (Currie, 2009), reduced societal violence (Salmi, 2006), promotion of a national - as opposed to a regional or ethnic - identity (Glewwe, 2002), improved human rights (Salmi, 2006), increased social cohesion (Heyneman, 2003), Economic growth – see any decent Macro textbook, specifically for cognitive skills see (Hanushek & Woessman 2008)
High quality secondaryschool
High SES background
High quality primary school
Some motivated, lucky or talented students make the transition
Low quality secondary
Low SES background
Low quality primary school
cf. Servaas van der Berg – QLFS 2011
Maternal mortality vs. total per capita healthcare expenditure, 161 countries - WHO, 2010 (maternal mortality) & 2011 (healthcare expenditure)
Filmer, Hammer & Pritchett, 2000
What do I expect from you?? in developing countries (2)
Fastest growing cities in developing countries (2)
(Total growth, 2010-15, %)
Lowest GDP per head ($, 2008)