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When analysing the impact of South African housing subsidies on poverty, Goldman, Woolard & Jellema (forthcoming) find that the housing programme looks less progressive than expected. They find both that: i) imputed rent for subsidised housing increases with earnings despite similar cost and specifications for all subsidised housing, and ii) roughly a third of households that earn more than 20% above the threshold report receiving subsidized housing. This policy note examines this result, and highlights the challenges for policymakers of evaluating the targeting success of a programme that provides subsidies in the form of productive assets.
 

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author(s) :
Jon JELLEMA,
Maya GOLDMAN
coordinator :
collection :
Policy Dialogues
issn :
in process
pages :
2
number :
46
available also in : en
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