Effects of government housing subsidies in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.author Muyeba, Singumbe
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-25T10:32:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-25T10:32:05Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Muyeba, S. (2014). Effects of government housing subsidies in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Centre for Social Science Research: University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19187
dc.description.abstract Property rights are widely imagined to have considerable direct and indirect effects on urban poverty. Evidence is however scarce, more so in Southern Africa. This paper examines the effects of property rights in South Africa through a case-study of subsidised privately-titled housing for poor people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town using a difference-in-differences estimation strategy. The results show that housing subsidies are associated with better physical health and (counter-intuitively) higher occurrence of teenage pregnancy. Improvement in health is attributed to better housing quality and environment. The effects of titling extend to human capital, which is understudied in the literature. Scholars thus need to go beyond examining economic effects alone. Since titling showed no effect by most measures, it is likely that poverty is driven so strongly by factors such as unemployment that property rights make little overall difference to poverty. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
dc.title Effects of government housing subsidies in Khayelitsha, Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-04-25T10:30:38Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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