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Examining Livelihoods and Reconsidering Rural Development In the Former Homelands of South Africa Examining Livelihoods and Reconsidering Rural Development In the Former Homelands of South Africa

Livelihoods orientated enquiry amongst impoverished rural households contributes to reassessing and rethinking rural development policy.This policy brief draws on qualitative and quantitative enquiry undertaken in a former ‘homeland’ or ‘bantustan’, in the rural Eastern Cape (Neves, 2017). The research combined in-depth household interviews with longitudinal (across time) NIDS (National Income Dynamics Study) and area-based Census 2011 data. Integrating these enables the depth and specificity of household qualitative inquiry to be contextualised in relation to larger (quantitative) dynamics.

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Version 2016
Category Policy Briefs
Author David Neves