HSRC IR Repository

Welfare measures and the composition of the bottom decile: the example of gender and extreme poverty in South Africa

Show simple item record

dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-04 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:51:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:51:00Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13151
dc.description.abstract We examine the composition of the bottom decile in South Africa using three alternative measures of socio-economic status (SES): an asset index, household income per capita and household expenditure per capita. We show that the gender composition of the bottom decile is sensitive to the measure used. We discuss possible reasons for these discrepancies, highlighting gender differences in asset ownership and location. This has implications for the use of asset indices for identifying the poorest members of society. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject POVERTY MEASUREMENT en
dc.subject INCOME en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.title Welfare measures and the composition of the bottom decile: the example of gender and extreme poverty in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber SQABAA en
dc.Volume November en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10641 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9636 en
dc.bibliographictitle Rich, K., Desmond, C. & Makusha, T. (2018) Welfare measures and the composition of the bottom decile: the example of gender and extreme poverty in South Africa. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. November:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Rich, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Desmond, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makusha, T. en


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search HSRC IR


Browse

My Account