The state of children in Gauteng: main report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE EDITOR(S): A.Dawes
KEYWORDS: CHILDREN, GAUTENG, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 2387

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Abstract

The main message of this report is that poverty continues to present a significant threat to the well being of nearly 50% of children in the province. Poverty is associated with a number of risks including increasing child and maternal mortality, high levels of HIV infection, and danger to children. It is also clear that there are many gaps in the data. A Report for the Office of the Premier, Gauteng Provincial Government. The development of good information systems is itself a challenge, however the investment will be worthwhile and will improve the capacity of the province to monitor the status of children and their services.