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pdf.png The Challenges that Young South Africans Face in Accessing Jobs: Could a Targeted Wage Subsidy Help? 2011 HOT

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pdf.png Measuring social cohesion: Toward a social cohesion barometer for South Africa 2011 HOT

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This policy brief presents the South African Social Cohesion Barometer and key findings and recommendations that emanated from the application of this measurement tool. We perceive social cohesion as consisting of three components (domains): economic, sociocultural and civic 



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pdf.png Rural water access and management in southern Africa: Does community involvement offer alternatives? 2016 HOT

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Findings show that community based management (CBM) of water points offers alternatives to improve water access and management in rural communities. This requires a coordinated approach by communities, governments and, where possible, the private sector to establish the required infrastructure and support effective institutional arrangements in communities.



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pdf.png Traditional male circumcision: How to prevent deaths and complications 2016 HOT

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This policy brief emanates from an intervention study that was conducted to develop a male circumcision health promotion programme in the Libode rural communities of the Eastern Cape province in the period 2009–2013. The study established that there is a need to include traditional leaders as custodians of the circumcision custom in the planning and development of intervention programmes to reduce both the high mortality rates and the incidence of injury associated with the practice.



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pdf.png Female condoms in South Africa: Promoting availability and use 2016 HOT

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This brief suggests that the expansion of female condom programming could be both strategically beneficial in reducing new HIV infections while also upholding the SRHR of South Africa’s women and girls. It makes some recommendations for both policy and programming efforts.



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pdf.png Measuring multiple deprivation in the Eastern Cape 2016 HOT

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In 2014, the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD), commissioned a diagnostic evaluation of poverty and relative deprivation at small area level for the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The full report presents an analysis of the South African Index of Multiple Deprivation (SAIMD) 2011 and its component domains at ward level across the province. The report also presents analysis of deprivation in the two former  homelands within the province – previously the Ciskei and Transkei – and compares deprivation in these areas with other former homelands in South Africa as well as with the rest of the country.



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pdf.png The middle class and inequality in South Africa 2013

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This paper analyses changes in income inequality and the composition of the middle class over a 15 year period using data from the 1993 PSLSD and NIDS Waves 1 and 2. The high level of inequality in South Africa makes defining the middle class difficult. In this study we use income decile groups four to seven to define the middle class, groups eight and nine to define the upper class and decile ten describes the top income group.



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pdf.png Moving out and moving in - Evidence of Short-Term Household Change in South Africa from the National Income Dynamics Study 2013

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This analysis offers insight into short-term household change in South Africa by examining the extent and correlates of residential and compositional change. Data from Waves 1 and 2 of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) are used to measure the change in physical residence between the waves, categorising individuals as either ‘movers’ or ‘non-movers’. Compositional change is also measured, by sorting individuals into ‘changers’ or ‘non-changers,’ based on whether their household membership was the same in Waves 1 and 2.



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pdf.png Policy Brief: Drivers of Inequality in South Africa 2017

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Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 194. This paper analyzes the role of income from different sources in order to investigate which one(s) continue to drive those high levels of inequality.



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pdf.png Policy Brief: Vulnerability and the middle class in South Africa 2016

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This paper provides a conceptually and empirically rigorous approach to defining and measuring the middle class in South Africa.



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Theme 1: Poverty and inequality