Analysis of Resource Inflows and Their Impact on Household Behaviour: Evidence from South Africa

  • Pushkar Maitra
  • Ranjan Ray
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This paper investigates, on South African data, the impact of alternative resource inflows on household expenditure using a framework that allows the resource inflows and expenditure to be determined simultaneously. This study, also, provides South African evidence on the impact of resource inflows on household size and composition. The results on panel data provide evidence of fluidity of household structure, and point to new hypotheses on the effects of household resources on household composition.


Household Composition Budget Share Adult Resident Household Resource Black Household 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pushkar Maitra
    • 1
  • Ranjan Ray
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsMonash University, Clayton CampusAustralia
  2. 2.School of Economics, University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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