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Predicted Poverty Impacts of Expanding the Community Work Programme in South Africa Predicted Poverty Impacts of Expanding the Community Work Programme in South Africa

An expansion of the Community Work Programme (CWP) to communities around the country has the potential to make a significant difference to the lives of millions of poor South Africans and go some way to tackling the unemployment crisis at the heart of the country’s problems. A basic estimation of the possible impacts that CWP expansion could have on income poverty and income inequality are analysed in this factsheet.

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Version 2012
Category Theme 2: Employment, unemployment and livelihoods
Author Benjamin Stanwix, Carlene Van Der Westhuizen