Changing Social Policy: The Child Support Grant in South Africa

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HSRC Press, 2008 - Political Science - 144 pages
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Outlining the transformation of the discriminatory welfare system under apartheid, this South African study explains the more progressive and developmental social welfare system that has emerged in the postapartheid era. It provides a broad overview of the context of policy reform at the time of South Africa's transition to democracy, identifies the patterns of poverty and inequality that the first democratically elected government of South Africa had to address, and delves into the welfare sector, focusing on the move towards developmental social welfare and the long-lasting societal benefits of using social security payments for children through the 1998 Child Support Grant.

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Contents

Poverty inequality and the situation of children and families in South Africa
2
The Committee
20
Policy alternatives
36
Support for Social Funds
50
Implementation
72
Compromises and controversies
80
Accepting a fiscal constraint
90
The participation of civil society in policy reform
97
The road from policy to practice
106
Looking back
114
Schedule of key events in the Committees work
124
The Itala Agreement minimum consensus
130
Index
139
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About the author (2008)

Francie Lund is a member of the teaching and research staff at the school of development studies, University of KwaZulu/Natal, and is the author of Caring for Elderly People and Chains of Production, Ladders of Protection. She has consulted for the International Labor Organization and the World Bank.

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