Household Survival Strategies during COVID-19: Evidence from Panel Data in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Eyal, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-02T15:58:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-02T15:58:21Z
dc.date.issued 2021-12
dc.identifier.citation Eyal, K. (2021). Household Survival Strategies during COVID-19: Evidence from Panel Data in South Africa. Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town. (SALDRU Working Paper Number 285)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928516-47-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/1013
dc.description.abstract After an income shock, households reduce spending and asset holding, diversify income sources, and change household composition or location. Migration is common in South Africa, often resulting in food insecurity. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate surpassed thirty percent, accompanied by extreme poverty levels. The social relief of distress grant, the old age pension, and employment income all significantly reduced food insecurity. SRD receipt reduced household hunger levels by ten percent, and severe hunger in children by more than twenty percent in vulnerable households. In contrast, mobility strategies did not effectively prevent food insecurity in households during the pandemic. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The author would like to gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Research Foundation South African Research Chair in Poverty and Inequality Research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Saldru Working Paper;285
dc.subject Food insecurity en_US
dc.subject Household income en_US
dc.subject Covid-19 en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject NIDS-CRAM en_US
dc.title Household Survival Strategies during COVID-19: Evidence from Panel Data in South Africa en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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