33 Works

Nairobi Cross-sectional Slums Survey (NCSS), 2012

African Population
The overarching goal of NCSS 2012 was to strengthen the evidence base to guide policies and programs aimed at improving the wellbeing of the urban poor. Specifically, the survey pursued three main objectives: 1. To document current population and health challenges among the residents of Nairobi's informal settlements. 2. To take stock of the changes (or the lack thereof) in health outcomes, livelihood conditions and demographic behavior among slum dwellers in Nairobi, ten years after...

Understanding resilience in later life in a low resource setting

African Population
Estimates indicate that close to 60% of the urban population in Kenya live in slums and informal settlements. Further, a growing number of migrants are ageing 'in situ', resulting in an increasing number of older people living in slum areas Ageing in these setting can be challenging particularly given the lack of formal support systems. Given this context, this study seeks to better understand resilience among older people in coping with stresses and shocks, and...

NUHDSS - Amenities and Livelihoods Information for All Households

African Population
Under the NUHDSS we visit households in two informal settlements in Nairobi every four months to collect information on health and other related issues so that we can understand the health and well-being of members of these communities. Specifically, we would like to know a bit about the nature of amenities and facilities as well as the household income, expenditure and the coping strategies that households have in case of a problem. The results from...

NUHDSS - Residency Table for all DSS Residents

African Population
A Residency episode records the stay of an individual at a physical location. A resident episode can be initiated only by a DSS entry, a birth, or an in-migration event. It can be terminated only by a DSS exit, a death, or an out-migration event. A Membership episode records the membership of an individual in a particular social group. A membership episode can be initiated only by a DSS entry, a birth, or a membership...

Registration Year

  • 2017
  • 2018

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