This research focuses on the effects of SCTs on the power relationships that structure young lives. It examines how SCTs shape generational relationships as well as relations of age and gender. This will contribute to an understanding of the factors that shape pathways into and out of poverty and people's experience of these, and how policy can create sustained routes out of poverty.
The project has five objectives:
1. To identify how specific structural power relationships shape young people's poverty trajectories, focusing particularly on generational relations
2. To identify how SCTs operating in Malawi and Lesotho intervene in these structural power relationships, and the consequences for young people's poverty trajectories
3. To examine how political and economic power relationships between national and international institutions are implicated in the design and implementation of SCT schemes
4. To develop an analysis of young people's poverty trajectories and policy responses that conceptually connects national and international political economic processes with social relations of generation, age and gender
5. To develop and refine a methodological approach that facilitates the involvement of young people in the identification and analysis of the structural relations at the root of their experiences of poverty