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Towards identifying the causes of South Africa's street homelessness: some policy recommendations

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T01:03:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T01:03:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4346
dc.description.abstract The HSRCl's four-year study of street homelessness in SA highlights the way unemployment stresses poor households and sets in motion processes of exclusion, and suggests that the social wage safety net is not protecting the street homeless. Although subsidised housing and social grants seem to head off homelessness in many cases, they mainly target the poor in shacks, and economic migrant population who seem more able to access on theory own the benefits due to them, without needing institutional help. This paper recommends both prevention and remediation. It highlights the roles of housing delivery and the social wage, which should include measures that will work for both shack residents and the street homelessness. Allowing access to street livelihoods may be the only practical alternative to expanding social grant support to include the structurally unemployed. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HOMELESS PEOPLE en
dc.subject STREET CHILDREN en
dc.subject HOMELESS CHILDREN en
dc.subject POLICY FORMULATION en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.title Towards identifying the causes of South Africa's street homelessness: some policy recommendations en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 27(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2009/10 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.ResearchGroup Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6259 en
dc.PageNumber 143-158 en
dc.outputnumber 4917 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cross, C. & Seager, J.R. (2010) Towards identifying the causes of South Africa's street homelessness: some policy recommendations. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. 27(1):143-158. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cross, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Seager, J.R. en


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