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This is a broad focus area of RESEP research dealing with large scale issues of poverty and inequality, gender and youth, as well as social security and spending.

Working Papers: Development

The gendered effects of the ongoing lockdown and school closures in South Africa: Evidence from NIDS-CRAM Waves 1 and 2

The data from Wave 1 of NIDS-CRAM showed that women were disproportionately affected by the Covid- 19 crisis and the first month of the lockdown period in South Africa. Not only were they much more likely than men to lose their jobs between February and April or to work fewer hours compared to the pre-crisis period, they also took on a greater share of the additional childcare as a result of school closures and the suspension of all childcare services. In this policy paper, we use Wave 2 of NIDS-CRAM to explore how women and men have fared as the economy started to reopen and lockdown restrictions were relaxed.

December 7, 2020 By: Debra Shepherd, Daniela Casale PDF

Poverty in South Africa: A profile based on recent household surveys

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2008

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP04/2008 Abstract: This paper provides a non-technical, snapshot-like profile of poverty in South Africa based on two surveys recently conducted…

October 17, 2017 By: Paula Armstrong, Bongisa Lekezwa and Krige Siebrits PDF