Location and Education in South African Cities Under and After Apartheid
AbstractWe model a South African city during Apartheid (in which both schooling and mobility are restricted on the basis of race) and after Apartheid (in which no restrictions are imposed). We first show that the inequality between blacks and whites decreases when Apartheid laws are removed. Indeed, blacks are better off because of human capital externalities due to the possibility of mixing with white students whereas whites are worse off due to negative human capital externalities and intensified land market competition. After Apartheid, we also show that reducing the commuting costs of black children always increases the utility of black families and may even increase that of whites.
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- Selod, Harris & Zenou, Yves, 2001. "Location and Education in South African Cities under and after Apartheid," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 168-198, January.
- Selod, H. & Zenou, Y., 1999. "Location and Education in South African Cities under and after Apartheid," Papiers d'Economie MathÃÂ©matique et Applications 1999.88, UniversitÃ© PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
- Harris Selod & Yves Zenou, 1999. "Location and Education in South African Cities under and after Apartheid," Working Papers 99-66, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
- SELOD, Harris & ZENOU, Yves, . "Location and education in South African cities under and after Apartheid," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1521, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
- J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General
- R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
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