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Young Fathers (YF) 2008: Experiences of fatherhood in the context of poverty in SA - A phenomenological and ecological investigation - KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Swartz, Sharlene
  • Human Sciences Research Council, Save the Children Sweden
Publication Date
2012-08-23
Embargo End Date
2012-08-23
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
  • Save the Children Sweden (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Save the Children Sweden
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
ADOLESCENTS; FATHERHOOD; FATHERS; RURAL COMMUNITIES; TEENAGE FATHERS; YOUNG FATHERS
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: This data file contains 52 transcripts of interviews with young fathers and 4 transcripts of social network interviews of young fathers' social support networks. This data set is not available for download any more. Please contact datahelp@hsrc.ac.za for enquiries.

    Abstract: This study, funded by Save the Children Sweden, provides an in-depth portrait of the representations and experiences of impoverished young men in the South African context who became fathers as teenagers. Specifically, it answered the following two, closely related research questions: 'How do young men living in poverty, and those ecologically involved with them, experience fatherhood?' and 'What are the factors that help or hinder young men's engagement in the parenting of their children?' It aimed to document and analyze young men's experiences from finding out about their impending fatherhood, to recording the changing nature of their primary relationships (with partners, parents, school and community) within their social networks. It attempted to distinguish the various ways in which young men engaged with their children, and looked for how patterns of engagement vary depending on the level of family and community support, educational levels and employment status, as well as on other broader social and environmental factors (such as religion and culture).

Temporal Coverage
  • 2008 / 2008
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
Young fathers from impoverished circumstances, between the ages of 14 and 20 at the time of having a child and members of 4 of the young father's social networks.
Sampling
Snowball sampling method was used; The study proceeded in three phases. First phase: sample of 27 'black' and 'coloured' young fathers living in the context of poverty in the Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Second phase: Four young men agreed to participate in the second phase of the study which entailed interviewing members of their social networks. Third phase: Workshop with the young fathers who participated in the study.
Collection Mode
  • Digital audio recording
  • Face-to-face interview
Availability
Not available
Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2019-12-05 | Issue Number: 1450 | Registration Date: 2015-02-03

Swartz, Sharlene; Human Sciences Research Council, Save the Children Sweden (2012): Young Fathers (YF) 2008: Experiences of fatherhood in the context of poverty in SA - A phenomenological and ecological investigation - KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1400836207