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Finding Data: Data on Young Adults - Africa


  • Morocco - Household and Youth Survey 2009-2010

  • National Survey of Adolescents Series
    Launched in 2004 in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda, to provide detailed information on adolescent risk-taking and health-seeking behavior as related to HIV, STDs and unintended pregnancy. Examined a range of factors (e.g., behavioral, sociocultural, economic) that could lead to increased vulnerability of risk. Also encompassed knowledge of means of prevention, sources of trusted information and health care, and impediments to adolescents' abilities to apply their knowledge and take preventive action.

  • Siyakha Nentsha: Enhancing the Health, Economic and Social Capabilities of Highly Vulnerable Young People, 2008-2011
    Randomized experiment that targeted young people in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. Addressed the real-life economic, social and health challenges young people encounter on a daily basis. The educational programme developed for the intervention was accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA, the national government body that accredits education and training curricula) meaning that not only will young people who complete the program have received valuable skills, but that they have documentation of these skills that can be used in future job searches. Siyakha Nentsha was delivered in secondary schools during school hours. It was led by young adult mentors who were chosen from the local community and received extensive training. Sessions with students occurred 2-3 times per week and each was approximately 1 hour in length. The long-term objective of the programme is to improve lifelong functional capabilities and well-being of adolescent females and males who face high risks for HIV, teenage pregnancy, school dropout, and unemployment, coupled with the actual or potential loss of one or both parents. The skills are geared to help offer protective strategies against HIV and mechanisms for coping with and mitigating the impacts of AIDS, with the long-term goal of building economic, social and health assets. The study has 3 intervention arms: control, partial intervention and full intervention. These arms were randomized at the classroom level for 10th and 11th graders in Round 1 in 7 secondary schools. One school that received a delayed intervention served as the control sample. The 2 versions of the intervention differ in that the full version includes HIV/AIDS education, social capital building, and financial capabilities, whereas the partial version omits the financial capabilities component. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Youth, Emotional Energy, and Political Violence: The Cases of Egypt and Saudi Arabia Survey, 2005
    Purpose was to explore and understand the values, the general opinions, and the sociopolitical and cultural attitudes of youths in Egypt & Saudi Arabia. The researchers conducted face-to-face interviews of youths in 6 selected cities, 3 in Egypt and 3 in Saudi Arabia. The researchers explained to the youths what they were studying and followed by asking them a variety of different social issue questions dealing with religion, marriage, political systems, employment, freedom, and economic development. Also gathered demographic data such as age, education, race, religion, and socio-economic status from those interviewed. Contains a total of 224 variables pertaining to the general opinion of youths in regards to a variety of social issues. Also included are demographic variables.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009