I am a senior researcher in the Southern African Labour Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). I completed my PhD in Economics at UCT in 2011 where I examined the child health and educational implications of being born to a teenage mother. I have experience in quantitative research using household longitudinal survey data and in managing data from the Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) and the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), two large panel studies in South Africa.
My research interests include:
Economics of education
Quality of survey data
Consequences of teenage childbearing