The relationship between social welfare policy and multidimensional well-being : an analysis using the South African Child Support Grant

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dc.contributor.author Cooper, Adam
dc.contributor.author Mokomane, Zitha
dc.contributor.author Fadiji, Angelina Wilson
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-11T15:21:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-11T15:21:02Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract Socio-historical context and ideology are often overlooked in analyses of how social welfare policy is used to promote well-being. This paper uses the South African Child Support Grant (CSG) to illuminate how a policy may enhance or hinder well-being, not only for individuals but also for a society. Forged through a combination of the inherited apartheid state's architecture, the redistributive ideology of the ruling African National Congress, social development theory and the constraints of economic globalisation, the CSG has produced paradoxically positive material well-being outcomes for many poor South Africans and possibly reproduced problematic subjective and relational forms of well-being nationally. Analysing how the grant, as a social policy, is historically and ideologically situated illuminates some of the constraints imposed upon a twenty-first century democratic developmental state as it tries to find its way in a global market, redistribute wealth, satisfy different constituencies and promote individual and collective well-being. Grants are a necessary but insufficient strategy for a twenty-first century democratic developmental state like South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.description.department Sociology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/transformation en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cooper, A., Mokomane, Z., & Fadiji, A.W. (2020). The relationship between social welfare policy and multidimensional well-being: An analysis using the South African Child Support Grant. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa 102, 73-94. doi:10.1353/trn.2020.0003. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-7696 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1726-1368 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1353/trn.2020.0003
dc.identifier.other 10.1353/trn.2020.0003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82083
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Public Affairs Research Institute en_ZA
dc.rights Public Affairs Research Institute en_ZA
dc.subject Social welfare en_ZA
dc.subject Policy en_ZA
dc.subject Well-being en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Child support grant en_ZA
dc.title The relationship between social welfare policy and multidimensional well-being : an analysis using the South African Child Support Grant en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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