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Is South Africa winning the war on poverty and inequality?: what do the available statistics tell us?

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-25T18:15:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-25T18:15:09Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15322
dc.description.abstract The chapter examines three primary dimensions of social inequality in South Africa, namely, income inequality, poverty and human development, and access to services. We seek to ascertain whether the implementation of a diverse set of policy initiatives since the end of apartheid in 1994 has reduced social inequality. Data from a range of sources (from the objective to the subjective) are used for this analysis. Although many of these programmes have had a positive impact, the data clearly reveal that there remains considerable room for improvement, especially in the areas of job creation, poverty reduction and inequality. The chapter also points out some of the problems with existing measures of social inequality. A more holistic perspective with a stronger focus on subjective multi-dimensional indicators is needed to facilitate a deeper understanding of inequality in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Pretoria University Law Press en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.subject HUMAN DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Is South Africa winning the war on poverty and inequality?: what do the available statistics tell us? en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Exploring the link between poverty and human rights in Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Durojaye, E. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Mirugi-Mukundi, G. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11404 en
dc.PageNumber 33-54 en
dc.outputnumber 10560 en
dc.bibliographictitle Sekyere, E., Gordon, S., Pienaar, G. & Bohler-Muller, N. (2020) Is South Africa winning the war on poverty and inequality?: what do the available statistics tell us?. In: Durojaye, E. & Mirugi-Mukundi, G. (eds).<i>Exploring the link between poverty and human rights in Africa</i>. Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press. 33-54. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Sekyere, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Gordon, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Pienaar, G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Bohler-Muller, N. en


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