What is the main reason why …… was absent from school during the past school calendar week?
Did not want to go to school
Need to take care of someone else at home
Employed/working outside the home
Doing household chores
The weather was bad
No money for transport
Lack of transport/problems with transport
Does not feel safe at school
Other (specify in the box below)
Do not know
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
This question is aimed at establishing what the main reason for absenteeism was. If there was more than one reason, the survey officers had to ask the respondents to select the most important one.
Ask if “Yes” in Q1.24a
This is applicable to all members of the household in the selected dwelling unit who are aged five years and older and are currently attending Grade R/0, primary, secondary or any other kind of school, and who were absent from school during the calendar week preceding the survey.