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OXFAM 2010 Before We Eat We Must Struggle: The impact of the GEC at the household level evidence from a qualitative field study - Gauteng and Mpumalanga

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ngandu, Norval Stewart
  • Cross, Catherine
  • Human Sciences Research Council, Oxfam GB South Africa
Publication Date
2012-11-16
Embargo End Date
2012-11-16
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
  • Oxfam GB South Africa (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Oxfam GB South Africa
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMIC RECESSION; EMPLOYMENT; GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS (GEC); HOUSEHOLD MIGRATION; HOUSEHOLDS; POVERTY; SHACKS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE; WOMAN
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: The 2010 (May - June) dataset contains a summary of the household responses as given by the head or partner of head to the interview team, using a single aide-memoire interview schedule with open-ended questions together with some quantitative questions. It covers the household situation in regard to poverty, hunger and the impact of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis on poor households and on their members from 2008-2009. Both text transcriptions of the recorded responses and the quantitative material are included in the dataset. Not all households in the sample completed all the questions. Twenty nine households with 14 at 'Swedenville' and 15 at 'Bergpoort' (Pseudo locations). The main respondent data set has 262 variables, 27 records. The household roster has 18 variables and 106 records. The merged dataset has 279 variables and 106 records.

    Abstract: The Oxfam study focussed on the impacts of the global recession through its impacts on women, specifically poor women. The brief to HSRC addressed the following issues particularly: Variability in people's experience: impacts on the country's economy impacts on lives existing vulnerability how these relate to the monetary economy. Government responses: relevance and adequacy of government and civil society response impact on international policies existing social protection programmes. The research therefore focused on the human and social dimensions of the crisis which are often drowned by research that centres on the macroeconomic progression of the crisis. In commissioning this work Oxfam was trying to respond to a research and monitoring gap that has been created by the dominate focus on national or macro-economic impacts of the crisis. For many developing countries the global economic crisis came at a time when they had barely recovered from the food and oil price hikes of 2007/08.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2010 / 2010
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
The population from which the study cases were drawn included all households in the 'Swedenville'and 'Bergpoort' named communities. These two communities were chosen to provide a general representation in respect of 1) an urban shack settlement adjacent to a formal township; and 2) a rural poor settlement in a farming district. No precise representation of this sample universe is possible given the qualitative methods used and the lack of statistical case selection.
Sampling
No precise representation of this sample universe is possible given the qualitative methods used and the lack of statistical case selection.
Time Dimension
  • Other
    Other, This qualitative sample was selected by a single-snapshot, non-random quota sampling method, with the interviews collected in the field at two locations over a period of six days in 2010. Therefore it is not a formally representative statistical sample. It is a case-control study.
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
Availability
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the HSRC. The data will be used for statistical and scientific research purposes only and the confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times and that no attempt will be made to obtain or derive information relating specifically to identifiable individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the citation as stated in the study information file or the web page metadata field, citation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. The collector of the data, the HSRC, and the relevant funding agencies bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. By retrieval of the data you signify your agreement to comply with the above-stated terms and conditions and give your assurance that the use of statistical data obtained from the HSRC will conform to widely-accepted standards of practice and legal restrictions that are intended to protect the confidentiality of respondents. Failure to comply with the above is considered infringement of the intellectual property rights of the HSRC.
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Update Metadata: 2019-12-06 | Issue Number: 1576 | Registration Date: 2014-09-22

Ngandu, Norval Stewart; Cross, Catherine; Human Sciences Research Council, Oxfam GB South Africa (2012): OXFAM 2010 Before We Eat We Must Struggle: The impact of the GEC at the household level evidence from a qualitative field study - Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1400829926