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- ItemVulnerability and fertility in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: A households' analysis(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12) Jay, Lonwabo; Geyer, Hermanus Stephanus; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Poverty continues to be a significant challenge for countries of the Global South. However, the antecedent is volatile, hence the persistence of vulnerability. Surveillance of poverty and fertility in the Eastern Cape suggests that there is a relationship between households’ vulnerability and fertility. The study analyses this relationship. The analysis validates or invalidates by means of deductive reasoning the hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between the vulnerability and fertility of Eastern Cape households. The study utilises descriptive (i.e. numerical and graphical summaries of vulnerability and fertility, and graphical summaries of their relationship) and inferential (i.e. correlation and regression analyses of the relationship between vulnerability and fertility) parametric statistical methods, as well as secondary and cross-sectional datasets (i.e. the 10% samples of the 2001 and 2011 South African censuses). The study concludes that there is no relationship between the vulnerability and fertility of the Eastern Cape’s households. Policy implications of the study – in accordance with South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) – include social security intervention strategies to reduce the Eastern Cape’s poverty by 2030. This study recommends future studies to control socio-economic and spatial dynamics of vulnerability and fertility, and the utilisation of a longitudinal approach.