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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Family contexts, child support grants and child well-being in South Africa

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA)
Published :
2017
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New research released by the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) at the University of Johannesburg finds that social grants are associated with better health outcomes and school attendance for children under eight years. But, a cash transfer is not enough to promote the overall well-being of South Africa's children. To fast track their growth and development, other strategies are needed to complement cash transfers to promote their social, mental, physical and educational development.  The research highlights the important role that the state plays in supporting families in the care of children, but also of parents, caregivers of children, their families and communities.