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Child Poverty

Policy brief series: Theme 3: Child poverty (early childhood development, children and violence)
2017 - Families, the child support grant, and child well-being - Connecting cash and care to scale up the impact of the CSG..

Global goals for every child: Progress and disparities among children in South Africa
2016 - This report presents an analysis of progress and disparities among children in South Africa. Data show significant progress during the past two decades in areas such as child poverty, child survival, mother-to-child transmission of HIV and more.

South African Child Gauge 2016
2016 - The South African Child Gauge is the only publication in the country that provides an annual snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children. The 2016 issue issue focuses on the theme of Children and Social Assistance.

Removing barriers to accessing Child Grants: Progress in reducing exclusion from South Africa’s Child Support Grant
2016 - This study examines trends in take-up and exclusion of eligible caregivers and children from grant receipt. It focuses specifically on the CSG, given its scale and the fact that it is South Africa’s main poverty-targeted grant for children.

South African Child Gauge 2015
2015 - The Child Gauge is published annually by the Children’s Institute, UCT, to monitor government and civil society’s progress towards realising children’s rights. This issue focuses on Youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty.

Poverty traps and social exclusion among children in South Africa
2014 - Children are more prone to becoming trapped in poverty and therefore the most logical site for successful poverty-ending intervention. The report seeks to explore the kind of intervention that would be necessary to bring this about.

Preventing Exclusion from the Child Support Grant: A Study of Exclusion Errors in Accessing CSG Benefits, 2013
2013 - SASSA and the Department of Social Development (DSD) commissioned the study to identify excluded children and establish reasons for their exclusion.

Men, Women and Children: Findings of the Living Conditions Survey, 2008/2009
2013 - The report represents a selection of findings and tables based on the data collected by Stats SA through the Living Conditions Survey 2008/2009.

South African Child Gauge 2012
2012 - The South African Child Gauge is published annually by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape, to monitor government and civil society’s progress towards realising children’s rights. This issue focuses on children and inequality.

The South African Child Support Grant Impact Assessment: Evidence from a survey of children, adolescents and their households
2012 - This report presents the findings of a research team’s analysis of a specially designed survey, supporting the rigorous impact assessment of how access to the CSG affects key aspects of child and adolescent well-being.

Executive Summary: The South African Child Support Grant Impact Assessment
2012 - This report presents a summary of the findings of a research team’s analysis of a specially designed survey, supporting the rigorous impact assessment of how access to the CSG affects key aspects of child and adolescent well-being.

Smiley G and Polly G on a grant tour
2011 - A Social Grants booklet for children. A child friendly booklet that explains social grants and provides information on how to access it.

Child Support Grant Evaluation 2010: Qualitative Research Report
2011 - This report presents the results of the first qualitative assessment of the Child Support Grant undertaken in 2010 in South Africa.

Vulnerability of children and poor families to the economic recession of 2008-2009
2011 - A qualitative study that assessed the impact of the global economic crisis on children and poor families in South Africa.

South Africa’s Children – A Review of Equity and Child Rights
2011 - The report reflects an analysis of key indicators to assess the fulfilment of children’s rights in South Africa.

The Impact of the International Financial Crisis on Child Poverty in South Africa
2010 - Reports on study to provide insights into the magnitude of shocks associated with the macroeconomic crisis in SA, country’s capacity to withstand or cushion these shocks, and the extent of fragility in terms of poverty levels and child well-being

Government-funded programmes and services for vulnerable children in South Africa
2010 - The review is intended to enhance understanding of how government, working with civil society, can improve the situation of vulnerable children. It lays out the relevant policies, legislation and provisions for programmes and services.

 

 
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