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pdf.png Strengthening pro-poor policies towards social cohesion 2016 HOT

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This paper investigates reported measures of trust in South Africa from the Social Cohesion module in the 2012 National Income Dynamics Study.



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pdf.png Family Matters Family cohesion, values and strengthening in South Africa: Policy Brief 2016 HOT

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The broad objective of this project was to enhance knowledge of family-related dynamics, cohesiveness, orientations and preferences in contemporary South Africa using attitudinal data from the 2012 round of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS).



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pdf.png South Africa: Economic Growth, Poverty And Inequality 2012

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This paper shows that although consistently positive levels of economic growth since 1994 contributed to a healthy revenue base for government,  an analysis comparing per capita household income with and without income from social grants shows that the levels of income inequality would have been even higher in the absence of the government’s social protection system. Yet, on the whole, the poor have not been the direct beneficiaries of economic growth.



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pdf.png Getting a degree in South Africa: The slim chances of succeeding against the odds 2017 HOT

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Using integrated data from the 2008 NSC and 2009–2014 HEMIS databases,  this policy brief focusses on those learners from the 2008 national matric cohort who, often against expectations, managed to enrol in and complete undergraduate degree studies within six years of writing the matric exams.



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pdf.png The mismatch between educational expansion and perceived social mobility: labour market barriers and unfulfilled expectations 2017

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This policy brief draws on a recent working paper that analyses the links between the expansion of education across generations and social mobility in South Africa. The core findings illustrate how massive strides in access to education have not translated into perceived socioeconomic progress among younger generations.



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pdf.png Internal migration determinants in South Africa: Recent evidence from Census 2011 2017 HOT

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This policy brief on recent internal migration determinants in in South Africa stems from a working paper analysing the individual and regional factors affecting the migration decision, with some emphasis on the link between geographical mobility and social mobility.



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pdf.png What Happened To Multidimensional Poverty In South Africa Between 1993 And 2010? 2013

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Using data from the detailed and nationally representative PSLSD (1993) and NIDS Wave 2 (2010) datasets, we are able to calculate a multidimensional poverty index (MPI) for each year. Having data from these two points in time allows us to assess trends in multidimensional poverty in South Africa over the post-apartheid period.



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pdf.png Who is getting fat in South Africa? Tackling the obesity epidemic in South Africa 2015 HOT

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The Health Systems Trust used their grant to investigate the growing problem of obesity in South Africa. Using data from the first three waves of the National Income Dynamic Study they analysed trends in obesity and related risk factors, with the aim of contributing to a better understanding of the current trends in obesity in the adult population of South Africa and its socioeconomic and behavioural determinants.



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pdf.png The Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT) 2017

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The MPAT tool has been well-received with high participation from various stakeholders. Nevertheless, it was still important to assess whether it was achieving its objectives of improving management performance in national and provincial government departments. This policy brief presents findings based on the MPAT implementation evaluation, which was conducted for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to determine the appropriateness of the framework, its effect on management practices, and how it can be improved.



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pdf.png Achieving a social protection floor and decent standard of living 2018

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This policy brief begins by sketching out the background that contributes to the policy and planning approach of the National Planning Commission (NPC) in promoting initiatives and expert dialogues on the understandings and role of a social protection floor in reducing poverty and achieving a decent standard of living. It goes on to analyse the cost of living trends and the impact these trends have on poor and working class households, and provides an overview of free government services and the impact they have. It also examines the factors that drive up costs, and the effects of these on consumption patterns. Finally, it focuses on strategies that the NPC can consider to reduce the cost of living of poor and working class households to achieve a decent standard of living.



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2018-05-21
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