The Economics of Language
Gender and Poverty in South Africa
Marriage Markets and iLobolo in South Africa
Empowerment in an unequal world? Examining the relationship between fertility and women’s economic participation among African South Africans
Housewives and Housework
Segmentation and Unionisation in the South African Labour Market
Gender and Taxation
Biographical sketch: Dr Daniela Casale joined the School of Development Studies as a Senior Research Fellow in 2008. Her background is in economics, particularly in the fields of labour and household economics. She completed her Ph.D at the University of Natal in 2003 on the rise in female labour force participation in post-apartheid South Africa, in which she also explored how changing household structure and access to economic resources affect women’s labour market decisions. Some of the other topics she has worked on include internal labour migration; employment, unemployment and earnings in post-apartheid South Africa; and issues relating to the quality, design and analysis of household survey data. She is involved in ongoing research with other members of the School on the economic benefits and costs of marriage, an analysis of various labour market developments in post-apartheid South Africa, and the incidence of indirect taxation on women in South Africa.
Resnick, D. and Casale, D. Young populations in young democracies: Generational voting behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa. Democratization, DOI:10.1080/13510347.2013.793673 (forthcoming). More
Posel, D. and Casale, D. (2013) Sex ratios and racial differences in marriage rates in South Africa. Applied Economics 45(3): 663-676. (Also published as ERSA Working Paper No. 153, 2009.) DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2011.610749 More
Casale, D. (2012) Indirect taxation and gender equity: evidence from South Africa. Feminist Economics, 18(3): 25-54.More
Resnick, D. and Casale, D. (2011) The political participation of Africa's youth: turnout, partisanship and protest. Afrobarometer Working Paper 136.
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2011) English language proficiency and earnings in a developing country: The case of South Africa. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40: 385-393.
Posel, D. and Casale, D. (2011) Language proficiency and language policy in South Africa: findings from new data. International Journal of Educational Development 31(5): 443-451. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.09.003).
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2011). Unions and the gender wage gap in South Africa. Journal of African Economies, 20(1): 27 - 59. (Also published as ERSA Working Paper 113.)
Posel, D. and Casale, D. (2011) Relative standing and subjective well-being in South Africa: The role of perceptions, expectations and income mobility. Social Indicators Research 104(2):195-223. (Electronic publication, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9740-2). (Also published as ERSA Working Paper, no. 201.)
Posel, D., Rudwick, S. and Casale, D. (2011) Is marriage a dying institution in South Africa? Exploring changes in marriage in the context of ilobolo payments. Agenda 87(5): 108-117.
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2010). Investigating the well-being of rural women in South Africa. Agenda, 84:44 - 50.More
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2010) Mind your language: The benefits of English proficiency in the labour market. In: J. Hofmeyr (ed.) Vision or Vacuum? Governing the South African Economy. Cape Town: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, pp. 58 – 66.
Budlender, D.; Casale, D. and Valodia, I. (2010) Gender equality and taxation in South Africa. In C. Grown and I. Valodia (eds) Taxation and Gender Equity: A comparative analysis of direct and indirect taxes in developing and developed countries. London and New York: Routledge and Ottawa: IDRC.
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2010) The male marital earnings premium in the context of bridewealth payments: Evidence from South Africa. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 58(2), 211-230. More
[Incidence: South Africa] Casale, Daniela (2009). Indirect Taxation and Gender Equity: Evidence from South Africa. More
[Policy Brief: South Africa] Gender and Taxation in South Africa: a policy brief. 2009.More
Casale, D. and Desmond C. (2007) The Economic Well-being of the Family: Households’ Access to Resources in Post-Apartheid South Africa, 1995 - 2003. In: A.Y. Amaoteng and T.B. Heaton (eds) Families and Households in post-Apartheid South Africa, Human Sciences Research Council Publishers.More
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2006) A review of the labour market in KwaZulu-Natal, 1995-2003. Report prepared for the Department of Economic Development, KwaZulu-Natal.More
Casale, D., Muller, C. and Posel, D. (2006) Working hours in South Africa. South African Labour Bulletin, 30(2): 38-40.More
Posel, D. and Casale, D. (2006) Internal migration and household poverty in post-apartheid South Africa. In: Kanbur, R. and Bhorat, H. (eds) Poverty and Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Pretoria: HSRC Press, 351-365.More
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2005) Women and the economy: How far have we come? Agenda, 64, 21-29. More
Posel, D. and Casale, D. (2005) Who replies in brackets and what are the implications? An analysis of earnings data in South Africa. ERSA Working Paper, no. 7. More
Casale, D. (2004) What has the feminisation of the labour market ‘bought’ women in South Africa? Trends in labour force participation, employment and earnings, 1995-2001. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 15, 251-275. More
Casale, D., Muller, C. and Posel, D. (2004) Two million net new jobs? A reconsideration of the rise in employment in South Africa, 1995-2003. South African Journal of Economics, 72(5), 978-1002.More
Posel, D. and Casale, D. (2003) What has been happening to internal labour migration in South Africa, 1993-1999? South African Journal of Economics, 71(3), 455-479.More
Holden, M and Casale, D. (2002). Endogenous Protection in a Trade Liberalising Economy: The Case of South Africa. Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 20 (4), 479-489.More
Casale, D. (2002) The Nature of Employment and Unemployment in the Durban Metropolitan Area. In: A. Bouillon, B. Freund, D. Hindson and B. Lootvoet (eds) Governance, Urban Dynamics and Economic Development: A Comparative Analysis of the Metropolitan Areas of Durban, Abidjan and Marseilles. Durban: Plumbline Publishing.More
Casale, D. and Posel, D. (2002) The feminisation of the labour force in South Africa: An analysis of recent data and trends. South African Journal of Economics, 70(1), 156-184.More
Posel, D. and Casale, D. (2001) Gender aggregates: Women subsistence farmers affect the unemployment count. Agenda, 49, 82-88.More
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