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dc.contributor.authorOppel, Annalena
dc.coverage.spatialNamibiaen
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-12T16:53:47Z
dc.date.available2020-11-12T16:53:47Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-12
dc.identifier.citationOppel, A. (2020) Beyond Informal Social Protection – Personal Networks of Economic Support in Namibia, IDS Working Paper 542, Brighton: Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78118-721-0
dc.identifier.issn2040-0209
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/15773
dc.description.abstractThis paper poses a different lens on informal social protection (ISP). ISP is generally understood as practices of livelihood support among individuals. While studies have explored the social dynamics of such, they rarely do so beyond the conceptual space of informalities and poverty. For instance, they discuss aspects of inclusion, incentives and disincentives, efficiency and adequacy. This provides important insights on whether and to what extent these practices provide livelihood support and for whom. However, doing so in part disregards the socio-political context within which support practices take place. This paper therefore introduces the lens of between-group inequality through the Black Tax narrative. It draws on unique mixed method data of 205 personal support networks of Namibian adults. The results show how understanding these practices beyond the lens of informal social protection can provide important insights on how economic inequality resonates in support relationships, which in turn can play a part in reproducing the inequalities to which they respond.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the German Foundation of Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft) through a grant provided for doctoral studies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Working Paper;542
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access paper distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.subjectSocial Protectionen
dc.titleBeyond Informal Social Protection – Personal Networks of Economic Support in Namibiaen
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en
dc.rights.holder© Institute of Development Studies 2020en
dc.identifier.teamRural Futuresen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/IDS.2020.002
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This is an Open Access paper distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes.
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