Social Indicators Research Series

Quality of Life in South Africa

Editors: Møller, Valerie (Ed.)

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South Africa's peaceful transition to democracy has gained it world recognition. This book gives a frank report on contemporary South African society and the challenges which the new nation faces. Sixteen social scientists, experts in fields as wide-ranging as economics, politics, and development planning, have compiled a social report on South Africa two years into democracy.
The volume covers critical concerns which impact on the well-being of the average South African.
The dozen chapters in the book present facts and figures as well as in-depth commentary on social issues which South Africa must address. The authors discuss the legacies of the past, including poverty and social inequality; problems of transition ranging from trauma to crime; and the hopes for the future which lie in economic growth and development, a deeper understanding of democracy, and a healthy dose of optimism.
The book draws on information from a wide variety of sources including government statistics, independent social surveys, community research, and opinion polls. This rich data weaves a tapestry of the quality of life in South Africa for Africa watchers and the general public.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • South Africa’s Emergent “Social Indicators Movement”

    Møller, Valerie

    Pages 1-14

  • The Shape of South African Society and Its Challenges

    Schlemmer, Lawrence (et al.)

    Pages 15-50

  • Poverty, Inequality and Deprivation in South Africa: An Analysis of the 1993 Saldru Survey

    Klasen, Stephan

    Pages 51-94

  • “A Difficult Life”: The Perceptions and Experience of Poverty in South Africa

    May, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 95-118

  • Inequality in South Africa: Findings from the 1994 October Household Survey

    Hirschowitz, Ros (et al.)

    Pages 119-136

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-7162-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality of Life in South Africa
Editors
  • Valerie Møller
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1479-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1479-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4797-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7162-8
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 306
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