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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: YOUTH

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2018 Pathways to violence propensity: results from a two-wave study of young males in urban South Africa

The aim of this study was to model pathways to violence propensity and violent behaviour among boys and young men in a high-violence communi...

2018 Drug use among youth and adults in a population-based survey in South Africa

Illicit drug use is a growing public health problem. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of drug use and the sociodemographic ...

2018 Disentangled, decentred and democratised: youth studies for the global South

Youth Studies' theories often assume universal generalisability despite rarely making the global South, or its youthful populations, ontolog...

2018 Report on the pilot study for the Gauteng State of the Youth Survey

This report presents the findings of the pilot study for the Gauteng State of the Youth Survey (GSYS) conducted during the period 1 June 201...