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South Africa’s young children: their family and home environment, 2012

Statistics on young children aged below five years in South Africa

Author : Statistics South Africa

Publication Date : 2012-12-03 00:00:00

Category : Papers and Submissions


South Africa’s young children: their family and home environment, 2012

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This report highlights the profile of young children in South Africa and provides the characteristics of their biological parents and the home environment in which children are raised. The report addresses questions on: who are the young children in South Africa; what are the characteristics of mothers and fathers who raise their biological children; and under what material and physical conditions do young children live. Answers to these questions provide the current status of the lives of young children in South Africa and how far the country has gone in realising the rights of children. The parental and home environment in which children live and are raised is one of the many factors that affect a child’s growth and development.