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Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post-Secondary Education in South Africa

David Lam, Cally Ardington, Nicola Branson, Murray Leibbrandt

NBER Working Paper No. 19607
Issued in November 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank seminar participants at Duke University, Rand, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cape Town, University of Michigan, UCLA, USC, University of Pretoria, University of KwaZulu Natal, and the IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development. Support for this research was provided by the South African National Research Foundation/Department of Science and Technology: Human and Social Dynamics in Development Grand Challenge, the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Grants R01HD39788 and R01HD045581), the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (D43TW000657), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Canadian International Development Research Centre. The Cape Area Panel Study, which provides the key data for this paper, operates with the approval of Institutional Review Boards at the University of Cape Town and the University of Michigan. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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