Martine Mariotti

Senior Lecturer, Research School of Economics at Australian National University, Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University

Martine Mariotti is a Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University and a Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University. Her research focuses on the impacts of apartheid on African living standards in Southern Africa as well as on historical living standards in South Africa’s settler community. In particular, her current work examines the long-run economic impacts of remittances sent by migrants on the educational attainment and labour market structure of migrants’ rural communities. Additional work uses genealogical data to determine the nature of the demographic transition in settler society in South Africa in the nineteenth century and ties this event to changes in living standards reflected through changes in heights observed among military recruits in the Second Boer War at the turn of the twentieth century.