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Do poor children really benefit from the child support grant?

Do poor children really benefit from the child support grant?

By: Econ3x3      10th July 2014 The child support grant has been praised as one of the government’s most successful anti-poverty programmes. The rapid extension of the grant... 

More financial aid is not the best way to close the racial gap in tertiary education

More financial aid is not the best way to close the racial gap in tertiary education

By: Econ3x3      19th June 2014 South Africa’s large racial gap in enrolment in tertiary education can be attributed to the widely varying quality of primary and secondary... 

Poverty may have declined, but deprivation and poverty are still worst in the former homelands

Poverty may have declined, but deprivation and poverty are still worst in the former homelands

By: Econ3x3      27th May 2014 Former homeland areas continue to have significantly higher levels of deprivation and poverty than the rest of South Africa. Of all the former... 

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Poverty may have declined, but women and female-headed households still suffer most

Poverty may have declined, but women and female-headed households still suffer most

By: Econ3x3      12th May 2014 Amidst a decline in general poverty rates since 2000, women and people living in female-headed households still are significantly worse off. Women... 

Enforcement and compliance: the case of minimum wages and mandatory contracts for domestic workers

Enforcement and compliance: the case of minimum wages and mandatory contracts for domestic workers

By: Econ3x3      14th April 2014 Given South Africa’s small formal labour market and high unemployment, it is important to know whether the regulation of an informal employment... 

How suitable is a ‘developmental state’ to tackle unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa?

How suitable is a ‘developmental state’ to tackle unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa? 

By: Econ3x3      27th March 2014 The National Development Plan envisions the achievement of a ‘capable and developmental state’. Developmental states are usually associated with... 

What does the ‘middle class’ mean in a polarised, developing country such as South Africa?

What does the ‘middle class’ mean in a polarised, developing country such as South Africa? 

By: Econ3x3      12th March 2014 In a developing, highly unequal country such as South Africa, it is unlikely that a definition of the middle class that is based on an income... 

What is the role of manufacturing in boosting economic growth and employment in South Africa?

What is the role of manufacturing in boosting economic growth and employment in South Africa?

By: Econ3x3      11th February 2014 There is a widespread view that countries no longer need to industrialise in order to develop. However, in South Africa manufacturing remains the... 

Cape Town’s trade in wild medicines: ecological threat or essential livelihood resource?

Cape Town’s trade in wild medicines: ecological threat or essential livelihood resource?

By: Econ3x3      29th January 2014 Cape Town is the urban centrepiece of a globally unique and highly diverse natural environment which should take priority in conservation... 

How did hunger levels in the former homelands catch up with the rest of South Africa? A hundred years after the Land Act of 1913

How did hunger levels in the former homelands catch up with the rest of South Africa? A hundred years after the Land Act of 1913

By: Econ3x3      14th January 2014 A century after the Land Act of 1913, and 20 years after the abolition of homelands, differences in poverty persist between the former homeland... 

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