Projects with data sets

The Status of the Youth Report (SYR)
The Status of the Youth Report (SYR) 2003-2004 was commissioned by the Umsobomvu Youth Fund as a background document against which to make future, regular assessments of the state of young people in South Africa.
The study makes assessments of the state of young people in South Africa in relation to education, economic and civic participation, and health and well-being. The study consisted of a literature review, secondary data analysis and a nationally representative survey of 3 541 young people aged 18-35 years. In addition to the report, an advocacy tool titled `Where we're at and where we're going: Young People in South Africa in 2005' relates the main findings of the study to the policy environment and to attempts by government to transform policy into practice.
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

TIMSS is a project of the International Association for the Evaluation of International Achievement (IEA), an organization that has been conducting cross-national assessment studies of mathematics and science knowledge of fourth and eighth grades every four years since 1995. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has co-ordinated and managed the South African part of the study.

We look out for our children, South Africa (SIZE) 2010-12. Msunduzi Municipality - KwaZulu-Natal

More than two decades after the end of Apartheid, the well-being of South African children is still in a precarious state. An emerging body of research examines the role that poverty and HIV/AIDS play in household functioning, parental illness and death, children's adverse experiences and children's health, education and psychosocial development (e.g. Birdthistle, 2004, Foster & Williamson, 2000; Richter, 2004; Williamson, 2000).