It buys food but does it change gender relations? Child support grants in Soweto, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Patel, Leila
dc.contributor.author Hochfeld, Tessa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-17T08:39:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-17T08:39:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Patel, Leila & Hochfeld, Tessa. 2011. It buys food but does it change gender relations? Child support grants in Soweto, South Africa. Gender & Development, 19(2):229-240 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552074.2011.592633 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1364-9221
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7866
dc.description.abstract A gender lens was applied in an empirical study to assess the dynamics and policy implications of one of South Africa's largest social protection programmes, the Child Support Grant (CSG). The findings are based on a household survey conducted in an urban community in Soweto, South Africa. They suggest that the grant supports women's ability to control and allocate resources, and that this has a positive impact on household food security. While the CSG eases women's burden of care and responsibility for household and child survival, women remain largely responsible for caring and looking after families. This prevails despite increased opportunities for women in society and some small shifts in gender relations in urban areas. Social protection policies such as the CSG do not on their own transform gender relations. To ensure that they contribute to gender transformation, they need to work in concert with other public policies that are specifically designed to support changes toward gender equality. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis, Gender & Development en_US
dc.rights Taylor & Francis, 2011. To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552074.2011.592633, http://www.tandfonline.com/page/terms-and-conditions en_US
dc.subject Gender and social protection en_US
dc.subject Gender relations en_US
dc.subject Social policies en_US
dc.subject Child support grants en_US
dc.subject Social protection programmes en_US
dc.title It buys food but does it change gender relations? Child support grants in Soweto, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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