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Social cohesion: The missing link in overcoming violence and inequality?

The aim of this study is to understand the importance of strong social cohesion in the cities of Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro, which suffer from high levels of inequality, poverty, and violence. More info.


14 March 2019 | Youth development in Africa to take the centre stage at the 2019 AYGS Conference

Emerging scholars from different parts of Africa will meet in South Africa for the 13th annual Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference t....

11 March 2019 | The "pain of inequality": how the psychological and the economic intersect to maintain the most unequal society in the world

“At the heart of the explanation [for the persistence of poverty and inequality in South Africa] is the relationship between structural reality ....

6 March 2019 | EPD PhD Intern Presents Research Findings at AERC Workshop

Bhekiwe Fakudze (EPD PhD Intern) participated in a Thesis Dissemination Workshop on 30th January 2019 in Mbabane, Swaziland. The African Economic Rese....