South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
The review of South Africa's list of zero rated VAT items faces a tricky challenge of shielding the poor while ensuring that the relief isn't exploited.
There's an assumption that the poor eat more unhealthy fast food because it's relatively cheap, leading some governments to try limit their access. Two researchers tested that assumption.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
Research suggests that helping low-income households access the internet with broadband connections could bolster job and economic growth.
Investment gaps may be key to understanding why poorer children perform so much worse throughout life.
Women who live in poorer areas, are older mothers, smokers or are Aboriginal have a higher risk of having a premature birth…
Low-income individuals often focus on immediate expenses, making future expenses more difficult to meet. A Princeton University…