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Research outputs: POVERTY

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2022 Leave no child behind: urban living's reverse effects on child health in South Africa and India

In India and South Africa 'both developing countries with heightened poverty and inequality' child mortality and poor health remain unaccep...

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2022 A universal basic income for all: can South Africa afford this pro-poor instrument?

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the health and livelihoods of millions of people. In South Africas existing context of poverty, inequal...

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2021 Black tax: how young black professionals embrace a public good

The answer to whether students should pay for higher education in South Africa or get it for free remains both topical and contested. One ar...

2021 COVID-19 hits poor urban communities hardest

A central feature of the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been its uniform, place-blind character. The lockdown was applie...