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Survey of Activities of Young People - 2010

Data Source
  • South Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

The Survey of Activities of Young People is a household-based survey that collected data on the activities of children aged 7 to 17 years living in South Africa. The study aimed to: 1) understand the extent of children’s involvement in economic activities; 2) provide users with statistics on the number of working children; 3) supply information for the formulation of informed policy to combat child labor within the country; and 4) monitor the Child Labour Action Plan of the Department of Labour based on the findings. The survey collected data on market production activities, production for own final consumption, household chores, as well as activities that children engaged in at school.

Study Website
Adolescents: 10,000+
  • Females and Males
Age Range:
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
Study Design:
  • Observational
Type of Data:
  • Cross-sectional
Time Period: 2010; 1999
Areas Covered: Nationally Representative
Investigators: Statistics South Africa
Funders: International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC); U.S. Department of Labor
  • Not applicable
Notes: Age range taken from most recent survey. Number of adolescents is summed across all survey rounds.
Demographic Characteristics - Urban and Rural;
Economics - Employment;
Education - Grade attainment/attendance;
Migration and Mobility;
Physical Health;
Time Use;
Violence - Sexual violence;