Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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2016 Do customers flee from HIV?: a survey of HIV stigma and its potential economic consequences on small businesses in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

HIV stigma and discrimination affect care seeking behavior and may also affect entrepreneurial activity. We interview 2382 individuals in Pr...

2014 Cost benefit and qualitative analysis study: fieldwork report

The study aims to investigate the economic benefits as well as socio-economic advantages that are derived from the services provided by the ...

2010 A fresh look at the global economic crisis: Africa's alternatives

If there is something positive emerging from the economic crisis, is that it has reinvigorated the debate around the economic system and it ...

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2010 South Africa in Africa: annotated bibliography 1994-2008

Drawing from various disciplines including political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and geography, this annotated bibliography ...