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South African Child Gauge 2015

South African Child Gauge 2015De Lannoy A, Swartz S, Lake L & Smith C (eds) 2015Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Child Gauge spotlights inequality and povertySmith C 2012UCT Alumni and Develpment news, 13 November 2012. 

South African Child Gauge 2013Berry L, Biersteker L, Dawes A, Lake L & Smith C (eds) 2013Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

20 Year Review: Base paper on the state of children and the family Hall K & Budlender D 2013 Research paper commissioned by the National Planning Commission for the 20 Year Review. Pretoria: The Presidency

Children’s Institute submission on South Africa’s Country Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Mathews S & Proudlock P 2013Presented to the Portfolio Committee on Woman, Children and People with Disabilities, National Parliament.

Children, poverty and the changing family since 1994 Hall K & Budlender D 2013 Paper presented by Hall K, at the 20 Year Review roundtable on Children and the Changing Family, the Presidency, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 15 May 2013.

In brief: A profile of children living in South Africa using the National Income Dynamics StudyHall K & Wright G 2011 Children Count brief, July 2011, published in collaboration with the Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy, Oxford University.

Violence against children in South Africa: Developing a prevention agendaMathews S & Benvenuti P 2014 In: Mathews S, Jamieson L, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2014. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, UCT.

United Nations special session feedback workshop reportMvulane Z, Proudlock P et al 2002Feedback workshop on United Nations special session on children, May 2002

Selection of evidence on key challenges facing children and implications for policy reform and service deliveryProudlock P & Jamieson L 2012Requested by Department of Social Development to inform annual strategic planning

Social assistance for children in South Africa – UpdateGuthrie T July 2002

South African Child Gauge 2010/2011Jamieson L, Bray R, Viviers A, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) 2011Children's Institute, University of Cape Town 

South African Child Gauge 2012

 

South African Child Gauge 2012Hall K, Woolard I, Lake L & Smith C (eds) 2012Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

South African Child Gauge 2012: Children and inequality: Closing the gapLake L, Hall K, Woolard I & Smith C 2012Poster accompanying the South African Child Gauge 2012, published by the Children's Institute, University of Cape Town.

Child well-being and poverty indicators in South Africa. Creating the real pictureGuthrie T 2003Report of the workshop held in Cape Town and the establishment on a child research network

 

Children and inequality: Closing the gapHall K, Woolard I, Lake L & Smith C 2012Policy brief accompanying the South African Child Gauge 2012, published by the Children's Institute, UCT.

South African Child Gauge 2008/2009

South African Child Gauge 2008/2009Pendlebury S, Lake L, & Smith C (eds) 2008Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

 

Children and inequality: South African Child Gauge 2012Viviers A & Lake L 2012Accompanying children's summary, published by the Children's Institute, UCT, and UNICEF.

South African Child Gauge 2010/2011

 

South African Child Gauge 2010/2011Jamieson L, Bray R, Viviers A, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) 2011Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Getting the basics right: An essential package of services and support for ECDBerry L, Dawes A & Biersteker L 2013In: Berry L, Biersteker L, Dawes A, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2013.

Profile and status of children in South Africa: Persistent inequality Proudlock P 2013 Presented at Save the Children International meeting, Pretoria, 25 March 2013.

South African Child Gauge 2007/2008

South African Child Gauge 2007/2008Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (eds) 2008Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

ECD services in South Africa: What are the next steps?Albino N & Berry L 2013In: Berry L, Biersteker L, Dawes A, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2013.

Child Protection Week 2003 Fact sheet No. 2: Child povertyProudlock P 2003

South African Child Gauge 2005

South African Child Gauge 2005Jacobs M, Shung-King M & Smith C (eds) 2005Children's Institute, University of Cape Town 

Child Protection Week 2003. Fact sheet No. 3: Children and HIV/AIDSGeise S & Meintjes H May 2003

Unemployment and children’s well-being: A statistical explorationBudlender D, Centre for Actuarial Research: University of Cape TownPresented at seminar Research priorities in the area of the interface between children’s well-being and unemployment in South Africa, hosted by the Children’s Institute, the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) and Save the Children Sweden, Cape Town, 14 October 2005

South African Child Gauge 2006: Children and PovertyBerry L, Hall K, Leatt A, Marera D-H, Monson J, Redpath J, Shung-King M & Smith C 2006Poster-map accompanying the South African Child Gauge 2006.

 

South African Child Gauge 2009/2010: Children & healthLake L, Berry L, Hall K, Rhode J, Kibel M, Gantcheva R, Pendlebury S & Smith C 2010Poster-map [pdf 713 kb, print size A1] accompanying South African Child Gauge 2009/2010.

Child Protection Week 2003. Fact sheet No. 4: Crimes against childrenBower R, Proudlock P & Smith C 2003Produced in collaboration with Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN)

South African Child Gauge 2008/2009

 

South African Child Gauge 2008/2009Pendlebury S, Lake L, & Smith C (eds) 2009Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Evidence on the challenges facing children in South Africa: Presentation of key findings of the South African Child Gauge 2009/2010 and implications for the budgetProudlock P 2010Written and oral presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Women, Children, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Parliament, 11 August 2010.

 

South African Child Gauge 2008/2009: Children & education Berry L, Hall K, Lake L, Marera DH, Pendlebury S & Smith C 2009Poster-map [pdf 1.13 MB, print size A1] accompanying South African Child Gauge 2008/2009.

Children and inequality: An emerging pictureHall K 2012Presented at the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2012, Cape Town, 17 October 2012.

South African Child Gauge 2007/2008

 

South African Child Gauge 2007/2008Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (eds) 2008Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Investing in children: How indicators can help with policyHall K 2012Presented at Save the Children Sweden and SADC-CNGO Southern Africa conference on Building a Child Rights Movement in Southern Africa, Pan-African Parliament, Midrand, 1 – 2 November 2012.

Children and inequality: An introduction and overview Hall K & Woolard I 2012 In: Hall K, Woolard I, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2012.

Children and income inequalityHall K & Woolard I 2012Presented by Hall, K at the Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: Towards Carnegie III conference, University of Cape Town, 3 – 7 September 2012.

South African Child Gauge 2005

 

South African Child Gauge 2005Jacobs M, Shung-King M & Smith C (eds) 2005Children's Institute, University of Cape Town 

Addressing inequalities in child health: Opportunities and challengesSanders D, Reynolds L & Lake L 2012In: Hall K, Woolard I, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2012.

Facts about 'invisible' and excluded children (2006)Matthews T 2006Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile Fact Sheet Number 4 of 2006

A profile of children living in South Africa in 2008Hall K & Wright G 2010Journal of Economics and Econometrics, 34(3), November 2010: 45-68.

Unsettling the status quo: Children's challenges to adult perceptions and practicesMeintjes H 2011In: Jamieson L, Bray R, Viviers A, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2010/2011.

Abaqophi basOkhayeni Abaqinile: Growing up in a time of AIDS Children’s Radio ProjectVolume 2 Children’s Institute, Zisize Educational Trust & Okhayeni Primary School 2007 [CD-ROM]

Child inequality in South AfricaWright G, Laryea-Adjei G, Gelders B & Hall K 2011Presented at the second Child Poverty Roundtable, hosted by the Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development, the Presidency; United Nations Children’s Fund; Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town; and the Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy, University of Oxford, Cape Town, 17 November 2011.

Orphans of the AIDS epidemic: The extent, nature and circumstances of child-headed households in South AfricaMeintjes H, Hall K, Marera DH & Boulle A 2010 AIDS care, 22(1): 40-49.

Income poverty, unemployment and social grantsHall K 2010In: Kibel M, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2009/2010.

Inequality in South Africa: An overviewLeibbrandt M & Hall K 2011Presented at the second Child Poverty Roundtable, hosted by the Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development, the Presidency; United Nations Children’s Fund; Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town; and the Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy, University of Oxford, Cape Town, 17 November 2011.

MDG 4: Child health and the 2009/2010 South African Child GaugeLake L 2011Presented at the Millennium Development Goals Symposium, United Nations Association of South Africa, University of the Western Cape chapter, 24 March 2011.

Addressing the social determinants of healthLake L & Reynolds L 2010In: Kibel M, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2009/2010.

Children's rights to health – from survival to optimal developmentLake L 2011Presented at the Western Cape Government Health and Wellness Summit, Cape Town, 8 November 2011.

Addressing inequality and quality: Meaningful access to educationHall K & Pendlebury S 2011Presented at the Rising Powers symposium hosted by the School of Education, University of Cape Town, 7 March 2011.

Mental health and risk behaviourFlisher AJ & Gevers A 2010In: Kibel M, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2009/2010.

Child poverty in South Africa – an overviewHall K, Chennels M, Roman T & Murambiwa R 2011Presented at the first Child Poverty Roundtable hosted by the Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development, the Presidency, and the United Nations Children’s Fund, Pretoria, 10 May 2011.

An integrated approach to malnutrition in childhoodHendricks M & Bourne L 2010In: Kibel M, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2009/2010.

Children, poverty, HIV and care: A statistical profile of the Eastern CapeHall K 2011Presented at the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council/Eastern Cape AIDS Council Workshop on Orphans and Vulnerable Children, East London, 13 April 2011.

HIV, TB and child healthEley B  2010In: Kibel M, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2009/2010.

Growing up in the panel: Towards longitudinal measurement of child povertyHall K 2011Presented at the third Conference of the International Society of Child Indicators, University of York, United Kingdom, 27 – 29 July 2011.

The status of child health in South AfricaSanders D, Bradshaw D & Ngongo N 2010In: Kibel M, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2009/2010.

A national child poverty monitor for South AfricaHall K 2011Presented at the Being Poor Matters conference, hosted by the Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development, the Presidency, Pretoria, 24 – 25 August 2011.

A profile of children living in South Africa in 2008Hall K & Wright G 2010Presented by Hall K at a seminar on the National Income Dynamics Study as a Resource for Policy-Making, hosted by the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development, the Presidency, Pretoria, 23 November 2010

Schools and communities: Building effective partnershipRudolph N 2009In: Pendlebury S, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2008/2009.

Meaningful access to basic educationPendlebury S 2009In: Pendlebury S, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2008/2009.

Children’s right to basic educationLake L & Pendlebury S 2009In: Pendlebury S, Lake L & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2008/2009.

Children's right to healthShung-King M, Michelson L, Kaime T, Proudlock P, Vennekens-Poane A & Ndlovu N 2004In: Coetzee E & Streak J (eds) Monitoring child socio-economic rights in South Africa: Achievements and challengesPublished by the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA), Cape Town.

Child indicators and social policy: Bringing children into focusHall K 2009Presented at the 2nd International Conference of the International Society of Child Indicators, Sydney, 4 – 5 November 2009.

Monitoring rights through child-centred indicators: A South African child indicator projectHall K 2009 Presented at the African Child Policy Forum/Childwatch International conference, Children’s Rights at a Crossroads, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 November – 2 December 2009.

Budget allocations for implementing the Children’s ActBudlender D, Proudlock P & Monson J 2008In: Proudlock P, Dutschke M, Jamieson L, Monson J & Smith C (eds) South African Child Gauge 2007/2008.

Making Children Count: Using child-centred data to monitor the realisation of children’s socio-economic rights in South AfricaBerry L & Marera D June 2007Presented at the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) Inaugural Conference, Chicago, United States of America, 25 – 29 June 2007.

Readers' feedback

To the best of my knowledge, the South African Child Gauge is the only publication in South Africa that combines detailed empirical data presented in a user-friendly and accessible format, with insightful and thought-provoking research and commentary in the sphere of children’s rights.

Single best source that I am aware of on the subject area.

It's an excellent, current overview of the primary concerns for children in South Africa.

It makes me realise that as government we still have a lot to do.

I think they are excellent. They give a very short coverage, and I like the fact that they explain the data tables and come up with some sort of conclusion.

It is able to give us alternative picture of issues facing children in South Africa, government statistics are sometimes not an honest picture of enormity of the problems facing this country.

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