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Lam, David

Works: 15 works in 34 publications in 4 languages and 226 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Martial arts films  History  Exhibition catalogs  Comedy films  Pictorial works  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Police films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by David Lam
Pearls by Anna Beatriz Chadour-Sampson( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
'Pearls' traces the history of these coveted gems over the centuries and across cultures from East to West, from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Historical portraits and contextual material explain the social and cultural significance of pearls, exploring the changing fashions in how pearls were worn, whether as signs of luxury and status or as attributes of the Virgin Mary
Z storm ( visu )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Chinese and held by 61 libraries worldwide
An elite police investigation unit uncovers the biggest financial scam in Hong Kong's history, ensnaring them all in a web of deception, greed, sex, power, and fear
Perles by Hubert Bari( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Schooling as a lottery : racial differences in school advancement in urban South Africa by David Lam( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"This paper develops a stochastic model of grade repetition to analyze the large racial differences in progress through secondary school in South Africa. The model predicts that a larger stochastic component in the link between learning and measured performance will generate higher enrollment, higher failure rates, and a weaker link between ability and grade progression. Using recently collected longitudinal data we find that progress through secondary school is strongly associated with scores on a baseline literacy and numeracy test. In grades 8-11 the effect of these scores on grade progression is much stronger for white and coloured students than for African students, while there is no racial difference in the impact of the scores on passing the nationally standardized grade 12 matriculation exam. The results provide strong support for our model, suggesting that grade progression in African schools is poorly linked to actual ability and learning. The results point to the importance of considering the stochastic component of grade repetition in analyzing school systems with high failure rates"--Publisher's website
David Lam sees Taiwan by David Lam( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Credit constraints and the racial gap in post-secondary education in South Africa by David Lam( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This paper analyzes the impact of high school household income and scholastic ability on post-secondary enrollment in South Africa. Using longitudinal data from the Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS), we analyze the large racial gaps in the proportion of high school graduates who enroll in university and other forms of post-secondary education. Our results indicate that family background and high school achievement (measured by a literacy and numeracy exam and performance on the grade 12 matriculation exam) are strong predictors of post-secondary enrollment and statistically account for all of the black-white difference in enrollment. Controlling for parental education and baseline scholastic ability reduces the estimated impact of household income on university enrollment, though there continues to be an effect at the top of the income distribution. We also find evidence of credit constraints on non-university forms of post-secondary enrollment. Counterfactual estimates indicate that if all South Africans had the incomes of the richest whites, African university enrollment would increase by 65%, even without changing parental education or high school academic achievement. The racial gap in university enrollment would narrow only slightly, however as our results suggest that this gap in postsecondary enrollment results mainly from the large racial gap in high school academic achievement
Changes in education, employment and earnings in South Africa : a cohort analysis by Nicola Branson( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Rapid increases in educational attainment and the massification of secondary education in South Africa resulted in substantial differences in the supply and quality of educated workers across generations. This paper describes changes in the distribution of education across birth cohorts and how these relate to changes in the probability of employment, the distribution of earnings and the earnings premiums to complete secondary and tertiary education. Tracking cohorts over time allows us to disentangle generational and life\2010cycle components of these changes. Younger cohorts are shown to have increasingly faced worse labour market conditions than their predecessors, although this may be changing for cohorts born after 1980. Furthermore, the relative reward to complete secondary and tertiary education has remained positive, and increased for tertiary educated cohorts born since the 1960s. Increases in earnings inequality among those with complete secondary education suggests increased variance in education quality during the period when completed secondary education expanded rapidly
Education and youth unemployment in South Africa by David Lam( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The problem of high youth unemployment is a global phenomenon. According to an International Labour Office study in 2004, youth (15-24) make up nearly half (47%) of the world's unemployed, 88 million out of 186 million, even though youth are only 25% of the world's working age population. Of the world's 550 million working poor who cannot lift themselves above US $1 per day poverty measure, 150 million are youth. The ILO estimated in 2004 that halving global youth unemployment would increase global GDP by US $2.2 trillion, 4% of global GDP. These statistics lend weight to the notion that youth unemployment is a problem worthy of attention. In addition, one may argue that addressing unemployment in general would also lower poverty levels and add to GDP (World Bank 2006)--p. [1]
The legend of drunken master = Zui quan II ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
When the British government is discovered smuggling precious Chinese artefacts out of the country, folklore hero Wong Fei Hong uses his uniquely outlandish style of martial arts ... Drunken Boxing ... to fight the conspirators and salvage the valuables before it's too late! And the more Hong drinks, the more agile he becomes -- able to fend off numerous attacks with unbelievable moves! With Chinese treasures and family pride on the line, Hong steps up to every challenge
Education : analysis of the NIDS Wave 1 and 2 datasets by Nicola Branson( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
First longitudinal data ever collected on education in a national household survey in South Africa. This makes it possible to study transitions in and out of school and transitions across grades in ways that have never before been possible. This report analyzes NIDS Wave 1 and 2 data corresponding to the sections of the questionnaires that are most specifically related to education \2013Module C of the child questionnaire, Module H of the adult questionnaire, and Module E of the proxy questionnaire. While many of the questions in these modules are similar to questions on other national surveys, tracking the same individuals across time allows us to identify changes over time while controlling for individual level characteristics. NIDS collects schooling information at each wave and for intermediate years. As such, by wave 2 there is information on the respondent's grade and enrolment status for each year 2007 (the year before Wave 1) through 2010 (the year of Wave 2). In addition, the outcome for each year 2007 through 2009 is collected
Educational expenditure in South Africa : evidence from the National Income Dynamics Study by Nicola Branson( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Differential education expenditure by racial group was a pillar in the architecture of apartheid. School systems diverged by racial group, with large funding and curriculum differences (Fiske and Ladd, 2004). In 1994, spending on white learners was about 1.5 times the spending on urban African learners and more than four times the spending on rural African learners (Fiske and Ladd, 2004). Since 1994 much focus has been paid by government to redress these educational expenditure inequalities with policies such as the National Norms and Standards for School Funding (NNSSF) and the rollout of the no fee schools program disproportionately allocating state funds to low socioeconomic schools and the fee- exemption policy providing low income households and grant recipients access to free education. Little is however known about how these policies have affected household educational expenditure across the income distribution."--Abstract
Progress through school and the determinants of school dropout in South Africa by Nicola Branson( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"The release of the National Income Dynamics Study Wave 2 provides the first nationally representative longitudinal data collected in South Africa. This makes it possible to study transitions in and out of school, across grades and into work in ways not previously possible. We illustrate the high levels of grade repetition evident in South African schools and show how school completion presents a significant hurdle with very few youth successfully completing matric. Exit from school does not offer any advantages as most youth find themselves idle once they have left school. Our regression analysis investigates correlates of school dropout and shows that not keeping pace is a key determinant of school dropout, even after controlling for school quality and socioeconomic status. Those behind but attending higher quality schools are partially protected from dropping out. Some evidence that credit constraints may be related to dropout is found, especially among males."--Page 1
La perle rose trésor naturel des Caraïbes by David Federman( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Al-Luʹluʹ by Hubert Bari( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 1 library worldwide
Fertility and mother\2019s labour market behaviour : evidence from the 2011 South African Census by Cally Ardington( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The relationship between fertility and female labour force participation has been a subject of attention for several decades. Most of the literature focuses on developed countries and responds to the interest in understanding the evolution of the increasing female role in labour markets during the last century and the possible effect that controlled fertility may have on it. Fertility, however, is a choice variable and thus endogenous. Therefore, disentangling its impact is not straight forward and several approaches have been proposed over time in order to isolate it. One of those methods is the use of multiple births occurrence as an instrument for exogenous fertility which was introduced by Rosenzweig and Wolpin (1980) and also used by Bronars and Grogger (1994) and Jacobsen et al. (1999) in the context of developed countries and by Careces-Delpiano (2012) and Ponczek and Souza (2012) for developing countries."--page [1]
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