South African Index of Multiple Deprivation for Children: Census 2001

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With more than 60 percent of South African children living in households with annual incomes below $1,360 and mortality and maltreatment rates remaining high, this valuable report cites detailed information gathered in the 2001 census to quantify the nature and extent of social deprivation and to identify the areas of greatest need. Providing an informed overview of the detrimental impact of poverty on child development, educational achievements, career prospects, and overall health, these key findings ...

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Overview

With more than 60 percent of South African children living in households with annual incomes below $1,360 and mortality and maltreatment rates remaining high, this valuable report cites detailed information gathered in the 2001 census to quantify the nature and extent of social deprivation and to identify the areas of greatest need. Providing an informed overview of the detrimental impact of poverty on child development, educational achievements, career prospects, and overall health, these key findings can be used to map child deprivation at a municipal level and should be utilized to inform local-level policy and intervention for developing countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780796922168
  • Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Barnes is a research officer at the Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy, which is part of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Oxford. Gemma Wright is a senior research fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Oxford, the deputy director of the Social Disadvantage Research Centre, and deputy director of the Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy. Michael Noble is a professor of social policy, the director of the Centre for Analysis of South African Social Policy, and director of the Social Disadvantage Research Center at the University of Oxford. Andrew Dawes is an applied developmental psychologist who specializes in policy-related research on children affected by abuse and violence and a research director in the Child, Youth, Family & Social Development research program at the Human Sciences Research Council.

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