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Chronic Poverty and Development Policy

by du Toit A in 2005

Ten years after liberation, the persistence of poverty is one of the most important and urgent problems facing South Africa. This paper reflects on some of the findings based on research undertaken in the work of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), and situates it within the broader...

by du Toit A in 2005

This paper explores the challenge of understanding chronic and structural poverty in South Africa, and questions the dominance of the econometric imaginary in present-day development and poverty studies. It argues that measurement-based, econometric approaches to chronic poverty are dependent...

CPDP 04
by du Toit A in 2004

This paper presents key findings from a livelihoods survey of households in four poor neighbourhoods in the Western Cape district of Ceres, one of the centres of South Africa’s deciduous fruit export industry. It explores the nature and dynamics of the persistence of poverty in the context of...

CPDP 3
by de Swardt C in 2004

The Cape Town African Urban Poor (CTAUP)1 study was conducted in Khayelitsha and Greater Nyanga, where the majority of Cape Town’s African population resides. A Household Livelihood Survey (HLS) was used as the research instrument. Particular attention was paid to: livelihood assets, needs and...

CPDP 01
by Aliber M in 2001

The purpose of this study was fourfold: first, to summarise the current state of knowledge about chronic poverty in South Africa; second, to describe the range of existing governmental and civil society initiatives which address chronic poverty; third, to identify challenges to addressing...