The Gender Dynamics and Impact of the Child Support Grant in Doornkop, Soweto
Since the introduction of the Child Support Grant (CSG) in 1998, the majority of the benefi ciaries are now women. The grant reaches 10.7 million children which makes up approximately 55 percent of the total number of children in South Africa. The CSG is internationally recognised to be an innovative intervention to reduce poverty and promote child well-being.
The aim of the study was to assess the gendered impact of the CSG in Doornkop, Soweto, which is a poor urban community. A survey of 343 households was conducted which was systematically sampled. The fi ndings may be generalised to other poor urban areas with high uptake levels of the CSG. This report contains the findings and conclusions of the study.