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Lone Mothers Working Paper 2
by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana in 2014

The purpose of this themed working paper is to explore lone mothers’ accounts of what dignity means in the context of their lives and how the experience of poverty and inequality impacts on their sense of dignity. The paper explores whether people thought that – in the context of very high...

Lone Mothers Working Paper 1
by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

The purpose of this document is to define the group of people whom we are considering as part of the project ‘Lone Mothers in South Africa: The role of social security in respecting and protecting dignity’. Lone mothers embody the societal expectations of caregiver and breadwinner – roles which...

Lone Mothers Policy Brief 3
by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

Dignity is a foundational value in South Africa’s Constitution and was described as very important by the focus group participants. Examples of dignity ‘in practice’ include being valued, respected, able to fulfil important roles in life, and able to provide for oneself and others. Many examples...

Lone Mothers Policy Brief 2
by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

There is no social security for low income caregivers of working age in South Africa unless they are disabled. However many caregivers interact with the social security system as recipients of the Child Support Grant (CSG) for their beneficiary children. The CSG plays a vital role in the lives...

Lone Mothers Final Report
by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

This project was inspired by research undertaken for the South African Department of Social Development (DSD) about attitudes to employment and social security. During the fieldwork for that programme of research, participants in focus groups repeatedly made the unprompted point that poverty...

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