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Do social grants contribute to the jobless population growth in the former South African homelands?

dc.contributor.authorGeyer, Hermanus Stephanusen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNgidi, Mawandeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMans, Gerbranden_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-19T10:34:01Z
dc.date.available2020-02-19T10:34:01Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationGeyer, H., Ngidi, M. & Mans, G. 2018. Do social grants contribute to the jobless population growth in the former South African homelands?. Town and Regional Planning, 72:58-69, doi:10.18820/2415-0495/trp72i1.5en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2415-0495 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1012-280X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.18820/2415-0495/trp72i1.5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/107510
dc.descriptionCITATION: Geyer, H., Ngidi, M. & Mans, G. 2018. Do social grants contribute to the jobless population growth in the former South African homelands?. Town and Regional Planning, 72:58-69, doi:10.18820/2415-0495/trp72i1.5.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://journals.ufs.ac.za
dc.description.abstractThe former homelands and tribal authorities have large populations and high densities with low levels of economic activity and low employment. Population growth in these settlements is in contrast to expectations of population declines, due to urban migration. A possible reason could be the high level of dependency on social grants in the former homelands. The article analyses population growth rates, economic growth rates and the ratio of social grant recipients within former homeland settlements between 1996 and 2011. By using weighted multiple regression tests, the article determines whether the phenomenon of population growth, in the absence of significant economic activity, is linked to welfare transfers. The results indicate that population growth is the product of increases in age cohorts qualifying for social grants in rural areas, due to high birth rates and pensioner in-migration from urban areas. By contrast, other age cohorts show population declines.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://journals.ufs.ac.za/index.php/trp/article/view/3433
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free State
dc.subjectUnemployed -- Homelands (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.subjectWelfare recipients -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectOverpopulation -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectRural poor -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectRural population -- Employment -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleDo social grants contribute to the jobless population growth in the former South African homelands?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublishers version
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