Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) South Africa (ICPSR 175)

Principal Investigator(s): University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Population Studies Center


Cape Area Panel Study (CAPS) is a longitudinal study of the lives of 4,800 young adults in Cape Town, South Africa. The Wave I sample was a representative sample of young people who were age 14 to 22 in 2002. In addition to interviews with these young people, the survey included information on all household members, non-resident children of household members, and non-resident parents and grandparents of the young adults. The Wave I survey covered topics such as school, work, health, sexual activity, and fertility, including an extensive life history calendar.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via Cape Area Panel Study) for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    education, family relationships, family structure, fertility, health, household composition, job history, life history, living arrangements, sexual behavior, young adults

Geographic Coverage:    Cape Town, South Africa, Global

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation

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