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Access the CAPS Integrated Waves 1-2-3-4 data
This link will take you to the CAPS datasets, which are publicly available for download in multiple formats, at the DataFirst Resource Centre at the University of Cape Town. The latest data release is the Integrated Waves 1-2-3-4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) data. These data were made publicly available in November 2008.
Download the CAPS Questionnaires for Waves 1 (2002), 2 (2003-2004), 3 (2005) and 4 (2006) as well as the 2001 South Africa Census questionnaire and documentation for the CAPS Community Level data.
Access the documentation for the Integrated CAPS Waves 1-2-3-4 data, including a very brief introduction, an overview and more detailed technical documentation, and information on variables matching across waves of the panel.
Papers using CAPS
A list of seminar/conference papers and published work using the Cape Area Panel Study Data.
Conditions attached to the use of the data-set.
The data-set and its funders should be cited in any publication.
  • In references, it should be cited as: Lam, David, Cally Ardington, Nicola Branson, Anne Case, Murray Leibbrandt, Alicia Menendez, Jeremy Seekings and Meredith Sparks. The Cape Area Panel Study: A Very Short Introduction to the Integrated Waves 1-2-3-4 Data. The University of Cape Town, October 2008.
  • Papers using the CAPS Waves 1-2-3-4 data should include the following acknowledgement: The Cape Area Panel Study Waves 1-2-3 were collected between 2002 and 2005 by the University of Cape Town and the University of Michigan, with funding provided by the US National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Wave 4 was collected in 2006 by the University of Cape Town, University of Michigan and Princeton University. Major funding for Wave 4 was provided by the National Institute on Aging through a grant to Princeton University, in addition to funding provided by NICHD through the University of Michigan.
Copies of any seminar/conference papers or published work should be sent to: Lynn Woolfrey, DataFirst Resource Centre, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7701, South Africa; or to one of the CAPS directors. Enquiries about the data-set should be sent to Go to Contact CAPS for more contact information.
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