The right to social security is enshrined in South Africa’s constitution. As a means of providing support for low income single parents or caregivers, the South African Government provides child support grant. It has however been argued that this grant encourages teenage pregnancy. This study examined this claim using empirical evidence available. The results of the study indicated that teenagers who received the child support grant were less likely to be pregnant with another child compared with teenagers who did not receive the grant.
Author: Udjo E. O. 2013.