As part of the SARChI Chair, her research agenda is focused on a commitment to conducting in-depth inquiries into three main areas, namely: (i) family dynamics, particularly the impact of early childbearing on young men and women, (ii) migration and the informal labour market, and (iii) the situation of the elderly in the country. As the SARChI chair she is involved in high-quality multi-disciplinary research on determinants, causal processes, outcomes and interventions to improve economic development. Economic development refers simultaneously to: the improvement in the quality of life of individuals, the development of individuals across generations through the lifecycle approach, and the expansion of freedom of individuals and groups to make social and economic choices through their interactions with, among others, state provisions and supports.
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