Longitudinal Data from Africa

  1. The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project (MDICP)

    Main topics: Household composition, health, marriage and divorce, religion, sexual behavior and attitudes, HIV/AIDS, stigma, group membership, social participation, transfers, and time use

    Number of waves: 5 (1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2008)

    Ages: 15 and up (men and women, ever married only in 1998 and 2001 waves)

    Participating institutions:
    - University of Pensylvania, Population Studies Center
    - University of Malawi, College of Medecine

    Availability: publicly available
    - waves 1998, 2001, 2004 can be downloaded here (registration required)
    - waves 2006 and 2008 are being cleaned and prepared for public release

  2. Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project (Adolescents Samples)

    We have compliled two longitudinal sub-samples of adolescents aged 15-24 in 2004, one for men and another for women, from the 2004, 2006, and 2008 MDICP waves.

    Main topics: Household composition, health, marriage and divorce, religion, sexual behavior and attitudes, HIV/AIDS, stigma, group membership, social participation, transfers, and time use

    Number of waves: 3 (2004, 2006 and 2008)

    Ages: 15-24 in 2004 (married and unmarried men and women)

    Availability: have been cleaned, coded, and linked across waves and will be publicly available on the MDICP website soon

  3. Transitions to Adulthood in the Context of AIDS in South Africa

    Main topics: Household composition, education history, work experience, activities, exposure to the school-based Life Skills Programme, sexual relationships, contraceptive and condom knowledge, attitudes and use, connectedness to school, family and community, alcohol and drug use, and reproductive history

    Number of waves: 2 (1999, 2001)

    Ages: 14-22

    Participating institutions:
    - Population Council
    - University of Natal, School of Development Studies, South Africa
    - Tulane University

    Availability: these data have not yet been publicly released

  4. Cape Area Panel Study

    Main topics: Household composition, relationship and marriage, education, employment, current sexual and STD experience, aspirations and expectations, HIV/AIDS, childhood and family environment, community information

    Number of waves: 5 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006)

    Ages: 14-22

    Participating institutions:
    - University of Cape Town, Centre for Social Science Research
    - University of Cape Town, Southern Africa labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU)
    - University of Michigan, Population Studies Center
    - Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, The Research Program in Development Studies

    Availability: publicly available and can be downloaded here (registration required)

  5. Ghana Living Standard Survey

    Main topics - individual level: Household composition,housing, schooling, health, economic activities, migration, agro-pastoral activities, non-farm self-employment, expenditures, fertility, income, credit and savings, anthropometrics, information on parents, children residing elsewhere and cognitive skills
    Main topics - community level: demographic information, economy and infrastructure, education, agriculture, health and family planning Facilities, schools

    Number of waves: 5 (1987, 1988, 1991, 1998, and 2006)

    Ages: 15 and up

    Participating institutions:
    - World Bank
    - Ghana Statistical Services

    Availability: publicly available (payment of fees to the Ghana Statistical Services is required)

  6. Tanzania Living Standard Survey, Karega region

    Main topics - individual level: Household composition, household activities, education, health, activities of household members, migration, fertility, Aththropometry, farming, livestock, fishing, non-farm self-employment, housing, income, transfers, durables goods, consumption, expenditures, remittances and credit, mortality
    Main topics - community level: health facilities, schools, traditional healers

    Number of waves: 5 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 2004)

    Ages: 15 and up

    Participating institutions:
    - World Bank

    Availability: publicly available and can be downloaded here (registration required)

  7. Côte-d'Ivoire Living Standard Survey

    Main topics - individual level: Household composition, housing, health, economic activities, migration, agro-pastoral activities, inome, non-farm self-employment, expenditures and inventory of durable goods, expenditures, fertility, savings and credit, antropometrics
    Main topics - community level: demographic information, economy and infrastructure, education, health, agriculture

    Number of waves: 4 (1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988)

    Ages: 15 and up

    Participating institutions:
    - World Bank
    - Institut National de la Statistique, Côte-d'Ivoire

    Availability: publicly available and can be downloaded here (registration required)

  8. Kenya Life Panel Survey (KLPS)

    Main topics: education, labor market, health, nutrition, cognitive information

    Period covered: 1998-2008

    Ages: 6-18

    Participating institutions:
    - Center of Evaluation for Global Action, University of California, Berkley

    Availability: Data will be publicly available at the end of the project (after 2010)

  9. The Kenya Diffusion and Ideational Change Project (KDICP)

    Main topics: Household composition, health, marriage and divorce, religion, sexual behavior and attitudes, HIV/AIDS, stigma, group membership, social participation, transfers, and times use

    Number of waves: 3 (1994/95, 1996/97, and 2000)

    Ages: 15 and up

    Participating institutions:
    - University of Pensylvania, Population Studies Center
    - African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

    Availability: publicly available and can be downloaded here (registration required)

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