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Research outputs: POVERTY

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2015 Profiling livelihoods assets in South Africa: inequalities, dynamics and strategies

This report showed that there are mix views on whether poverty has increased or decreased in post-apartheid South Africa. What is clear thou...

2015 Developing young people's capacities to navigate adversity

There are multiple factors that can help interrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Education and employment are central: keep...

2015 A generation apart?: youth attitudes towards social inequality

Despite depressing poverty, unemployment, corruption and greed that besets their societies, young people who participated in a recent roundt...

2015 Exemplary schools in South Africa: schools serving poor communities but achieving success against all odds

This report provides details of research activities and major findings. The report provides a literature of school effect and what is known ...