Child Poverty in South Africa 2020
A Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis
This report presents the child poverty levels in South Africa based on data collected by Stats SA through the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) conducted in 2014/15. The child poverty levels in this report are derived using the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology. MODA uses a child as a unit of analysis and adopts indicators that are child specific and relevant to the well-being of the child. A life-cycle approach that reflects the different needs of children in various stages of development (early childhood, primary childhood and adolescence) is adopted.