Bushman Demography 1963-1973, Demography of the Dobe !Kung
Demography of the Dobe !Kung
Demographic and Health Survey [hh/dhs]
The survey was conducted in 1963-1973 by Nancy Howell of the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto. The study collected demographic data from the Bushmen of the Kalahari Deselt of Botswana, including fertility, mortality, and marriage patterns of the famous !Kung hunter-gatherers.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data
Unit of Analysis
Version 1: Edited anonymised dataset for public distribution
The scope of the survey includes reproductive histories of women, and extensive variables on first through fifth marriage, including husband's marital history, place of residence before and after the marriage, fertility, polygany, leviriate, venereal disease, termination of marriage and details of complete pregnancy history. The survey was also a census of individuals: estimated year of birth, sex, migration status for all !Kung and collected data on height and weight measurements: sex, year and season of birth, weight, height, skinfold measurements, arm circumference. Note that multiple measurements were taken for some individuals.
Howell, Nancy. Bushman Demography 1963-1973: Demography of the Dobe !Kung [dataset]. Version 1. Toronto: University of Toronto [producer], 1979. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2013. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25828/ngz6-rh29