Child poverty and social exclusion in South Africa

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The chapter is divided into three parts. In the first part, we explain how we constructed the measures of poverty and social exclusion that we used. In the second part, we analyse the characteristics of children who are poor and socially excluded, using data from the 2005 South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS). Third, we explore how the prevalence of child poverty and social exclusion changed between 2003 and 2005.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSouth African Social Attitudes: 2nd Report
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on the Age of Hope
EditorsB Roberts, M Kivilu, Y Davids
Place of PublicationCape Town
PublisherHuman Sciences Research Council Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-07969-2217-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • child well-being
  • social exclusion, income, poverty

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