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2021 Macroeconomic stimulus packages and income inequality in developing countries: lessons from the 2007-9 great recession for the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa

In 2020, the South African government announced that it was planning to implement an ambitious macroeconomic rescue package worth about 10% ...

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2021 A normative approach to the minimum core: minimum requirements for a life of dignity

This chapter seeks to establish the normative nature of a minimum core content of justiciable socioeconomic rights (SERs) as enshrined in th...

2021 Socioeconomic inequalities and obesity in South Africa: a decomposition analysis

Prior evidence shows that inequalities are related to overweight and obesity in South Africa. Using data from a recent national study, we ex...

2021 Mathematical model showing how socio-economic dynamics in African cities could widen or reduce inequality

Cities are important forces of national socioeconomic development. Individuals in cities often belong to different socioeconomic statuses de...