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Type Report
Title Income inequality and social grants: Ensuring social assistance for children most in need (South African Child Gauge 2012)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Publisher Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town
City Cape Town
Country/State South Africa
URL http://www.ci.org.za/depts/ci/pubs/pdf/general/gauge2012/income_inequality_social_grants.pdf
Social grants are the main source of income in poor households and are associated with improved nutrition, health and education outcomes for children. This essay examines the potential of the grants to address current and future income inequality and identifies current gaps in social assistance policy for children that must be addressed.

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