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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2021 'Covid has created some other opportunities': cautious optimism among young African graduates navigating life in a time of pandemic

This paper reports on the various impacts the Coronavirus pandemic has had on a cohort of recent African university graduates currently enro...

2019 Determinants of cash holding in South Africa: evidence from non financial firms

Cash holding is one of the most significant components of a firms current assets. The benefit of holding cash revolves around choosing the o...