Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 190

Table of Content: August 2013; 5(4)

August 2013

Testing the PPP hypothesis in the Sub-saharan countries

  This paper examines the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) hypothesis in a number of Sub-Saharan countries by testing the order of integration in the log of their real exchange rates vis-à-vis the US dollar. I(d) estimation techniques based on both asymptotic and finite sample results are used. The test results led to the rejection of PPP in all cases: orders of integration below 1 are found in...

Author(s): Guglielmo Maria Caporale and Luis A. Gil-Alana

August 2013

Gender equity in education: An analysis of perceptions of Masvingo urban female students, parents and teachers towards the maternity leave policy for high school girls in Zimbabwe

  The study examined the perceptions of Masvingo urban female students, parents and teachers towards the maternity leave policy for high school girls in Zimbabwe. A qualitative paradigm and the descriptive survey method were adopted. The qualitative paradigm was selected because the issue under study yields soft data. A descriptive survey was suitable for a relatively large sample. The paradigm lends itself to...

Author(s): Josiah Chaonwa Sithole, Lilian Manwa and Lokadhia Manwa