Year published: 2016

Authors: Xiangming Fang, Deborah A Fry, Gary Ganz, Tabitha Casey and Catherine L Ward

Publisher: Save the Children

Suggested Citation: Fang X, Fry DA, Ganz G, Casey T & Ward CL (2016) The economic burden of Violence Against Children in South Africa. Report to Save the Children South Africa. Georgia State University, and Universities of Cape Town and Edinburgh.


The purpose of this study was to estimate the economic burden of violence against children in South Africa. We assembled summative estimates of lifetime prevalence, calculated the magnitude of associations with negative outcomes, and thereby estimated the economic burden of violence against children. The data generated in this study is intended to advance the awareness of policy makers of the economic impact of violence against children and therefore support budget allocations and investments in this regard.