This was because the child-support grant, the government’s biggest social assistance programme, had a number of positive effects on households beyond easing their distress. 2 abstract this paper uses exogenous variation in eligibility and grant take-up to evaluate the impacts of the child support grant, an unconditional cash transfer program in south. Child support represented 188% of the total household income for those parents who received all of the child support due them in contrast, custodial parents who had child support agreements but received none of the child support due had an average income of only $26,000” (doak, 2009) 3.
The gender dynamics and impact of the child support grant in doornkop, soweto overview since the introduction of the child support grant (csg) in 1998, the majority of the beneﬁ ciaries are now women. The child support grant (csg) was introduced as a replacement grant to the social maintenance grant, which was a larger amount, but did not benefit the majority of the children in need (cuthrie, 2002. The research was commissioned by the department for social development and focused on the social and economic impact of the government's main social transfers, such as the state old age pensions (soap), disability grants (dg) and child support grants (csg), among others. The majority of child grant beneficiaries (96%) are women, and a study by the centre for social development in africa (csda) at the university of johannesburg shows that the grant has had an impact on women’s empowerment in very poor communities: “the [child support grant] enhances women’s power and control over household decision-making.
Finding the bene ﬁts: estimating the impact of the south african child support grant marisa coetzee∗ august 8, 2011 abstract the paper estimates the impact of the south african child support grant (csg) on child. The article analyses the child support grant (csg) in south africa as a measure of poverty alleviation introduced in 1998 amid a great deal of controversy and fanfare, the csg was a means-tested cash benefit for poor children between the ages of 0 and 6 years, most of whom were located in the. The value of the child support grant is r400 per month this will increase to r410 from 1 october 2018 to receive this grant you must be the primary care giver of a child who also lives with you in south africa. 43 impact and effectiveness of the child support grant according to the observations of the child support grant in the study area, it can be said that on average, the households in gugulethu derive almost one third of their total income from the child support grant, a quarter from other state transfers, and just over one third from employment.
The impact of unconditional cash transfers on nutrition: the south african child support grant jorge m aguero¨y university of california, riverside. The child support grant is aimed at lower income households the aim of the grant is to help parents with the costs of the basic needs of their child the grant is not meant to replace other income, but intended to bridge the gap in the cost of living. An evaluation of the impact of south africa’s child support grant on school attendance maria isabel santana† september 2008 abstract in this paper i investigate whether the unconditional cash transfer program ”child. This study investigates the impact and effectiveness of the child support grant in gugulethu, western cape province, south africa data used was collected using direct interview schedules with the respondents. In post-apartheid south africa, south africa’s child support grant in post-apartheid south africa, cash grants help level the playing field for poor children, improving their nutrition while reducing early pregnancy and sexual risk behavior the south african child support grant impact assessment: evidence from a survey of children.
A study of the high rate of teenage pregnancy in high schools in the ilembe district by for assistance, support when most needed in preparation of the study • finally, i would like to thank my husband, sibusiso, my daughters thandolwethu child support grant 28 2314 health services and nurses’ attitude 29 2315. The child support grant has been praised as one of the government’s most successful anti-poverty programmes the rapid extension of the grant increases the importance of ascertaining its effectiveness: does the child support grant make any real difference to the lives of the millions of children who receive it. 4 the south african child support grant impact assessment figure 12 a typology of the child support grant’s social impacts social protection’s social impact improve human well-being increase and stabilise consumption reduce inequality promote human security strengthen inclusion reduce vulnerability to shocks build a bond between state and. The impact of the child support grant on partici-pation in the labour market in rural eastern cape pius tanga, priscilla gutura introduction impact of the child support grant on participation by rural female beneficiaries in the labour market in nkonkobe municipality.
Impact of child support grant in south africa on child nutrition summary of research location: south africa what we know: stunting is an indicator of chronic undernutrition and is often linked to poverty-related factors there is mixed evidence on the impact of cash on reducing child undernutrition in low- and middle-income settings. This paper examines the reach and impact of the south african child support grant, using longitudinal data collected through the africa centre for health and population studies the grant is being taken up for a third of all age-eligible resident children, and appears to be reaching those children. South africa’s child support grant (csg) on the schooling and learning attainments of children2 the csg is an important transfer program to explore it is large, benefitting more than 10.
The south african child support grant impact assessment evidence from a survey of children, adolescents and their households an independent evaluation commissioned by the national. Following the adoption and implementation of the child support grant (csg) in 1998, the majority of beneficiaries of social grants in south africa are now women (patel & triegaardt, 2008), with 96 percent of child support grants going to female. Impact of child support grant in rural areas studied for master’s degree by: ms makhosazana wiese graduated with a master’s in development studies degree earned through research which explored the impact of the child support grant within a rural context. The impact of unconditional cash transfers on nutrition: the south african child support grant⁄ jorge m aguero˜ university of california, riverside.
Positive effect of the child support grant on the lives of children, the estimates are small and do not provide clear evidence that the transfers received by caregivers are spent mainly on improving the well-being of beneficiary children. Abstract this paper estimates the impact of the south african child support grant (csg) on child health, nutrition and education data from the 2008 south african national income dynamics study are used to estimate the impact of the csg on six different outcomes measuring child well-being. A 2012 impact assessment of the child support grant found that children who were enrolled on the grant at birth stay at school longer and are less likely to suffer ill-health than those who only access this financial support later in childhood.