The history and scope of demographic research at the HSRC from 1968

SOURCE: Society, research and power: a history of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929-2019
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Van Zyl
SOURCE EDITOR(S): C.Soudien, S.Swartz, G.Houston
KEYWORDS: DEMOGRAPHICS, HISTORY, HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL, RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11920
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15955
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15955

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Abstract

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was an important contributor to empirical knowledge in the general field of demography in South Africa for a period of at least 25 years (see the Annexure containing a list of selected reports in chronological order). This chapter attempts to provide a concise account of the scope of demographic-related research at the institution. It also aims to reflect on the purpose of the initial work, how the emphasis changed over time and why the HSRC later undertook major fertility and general demographic surveys.