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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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Research data: POVERTY

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2018 A roadmap: making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The issue of sustainable human settlements is a critical factor in South Africa's drive towards ensuring that the challenges of unemployment...

2018 Evaluating skills legislation: a lever to reduce poverty, inequality and unemployment

Levels of poverty, inequality and unemployment remain alarming high in South Africa. This is despite political and policy intentions, interv...

2018 A minimum wage: much too low: what about a cap to executive income?

The current recommendation for a minimum wage of R3500 for South Africans is far too little. It should be at least twice that. In addition, ...

2018 Lifting young people out of poverty: factors that influence the transition

Despite the inequality of opportunities in South Africa, some young people do overcome the odds and transition out of income poverty. ...