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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2020 Rethinking growth-unemployment puzzles in the COVID-19 recession: contextualising SA's macroeconomic policy options

The total value of goods and services produced inside South Africas borders fell steeply in the last two quarters of 2019, resulting in a sh...

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2020 Effects of innovation activities on employment growth in upper-middle-income countries with high unemployment rates

Although previous studies have tried to estimate the impact of innovation on employment growth at the firm level in developed economies, ver...

2019 Youth unemployment: statistics & solutions

Labour-force statistics indicate that the official unemployment rate in South Africa rose to 29% in the second quarter of 2019, the highest ...

2019 South Africa's expenditure on R&D continues to grow

"If you live in a township or in the rural areas and your job is in the urban area, our statistics show that around 40% to 60% of your salar...