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Vulnerability of children and poor families to the economic recession of 2008 - 2009

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Research reports & papers
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Department of Social Development and UNICEF South Africa
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This qualitative study assessed the impact of the global economic crisis on children and poor families in South Africa. The study also examined the coping strategies utilized by affected individuals and households as well as the adequacy of existing social protection programmes in dealing with the effects of the shock.