NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Requiescat in Pace? The Consequences of High Priced Funerals in South Africa

Anne Case, Alicia Menendez

NBER Working Paper No. 14998
Issued in May 2009

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We have benefited from the help of the Agincourt Health and Population Unit under the leadership of Stephen Tollman and Kathy Kahn. We thank Mark Collinson and Martin Wittenberg for help in drawing a sample, Merton Dagut for survey management, Alice Muehlhof for expert data assistance, Karla Hoff for many useful conversations, Esther Duflo for helpful comments on an earlier draft, and the NIH for financial support under grants from the National Institute on Aging R01 AG20275-01, P01 AG05842-14 and P30 AG024361. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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