Sample size: ~9000 households
Coverage: Nationally representative sample from across South Africa
Included sections: Household composition, education, health, fertility, expenditures, employment and other income earning activities
Data: The survey’s documentation and data are available from DataFirst
The South Africa Integrated Household Survey is a nationally representative, multi-purpose household survey which contains information on a series of subjects including (but not limited to) household composition, education, health, fertility, expenditures, employment and other income earning activities. The sample consists of approximately 9,000 households in 360 clusters. The survey was undertaken in the nine months prior to the country’s first democratic elections in April 1994. The principal purpose of the survey was to collect data on living standards in order to provide policy makers with the data required for planning strategies to implement such goals as those outlined in the Government of National Unity’s Reconstruction and Development Programme.