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Effects of government housing subsidies in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

  title={Effects of government housing subsidies in Khayelitsha, Cape Town},
  author={Singumbe Muyeba},
Property rights are widely imagined to have considerable direct and indirect effects on urban poverty. Evidence is however scarce, more so in Southern Africa. This paper examines the effects of property rights in South Africa through a case-study of subsidised privately-titled housing for poor people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town using a difference-in-differences estimation strategy. The results show that housing subsidies are associated with better physical health and (counter-intuitively) higher… 
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