Outcomes of Orphanhood in Ethiopia: A Mixed Methods Study

Camfield, Laura (2011) Outcomes of Orphanhood in Ethiopia: A Mixed Methods Study. Social Indicators Research, 104 (1). pp. 87-102. ISSN 1573-0921

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The paper addresses the question of whether parental death always has a strongly negative effect on children’s outcomes using quantitative and qualitative data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia. It investigates the validity of potential mediating factors identified by other studies in Sub-Saharan Africa using data from the whole sample (n = 973) and explores these processes in-depth through the experiences of three orphans in one community in Addis Ababa. The paper concludes that the outcomes of orphans and non-orphans in poor communities are not significantly different, supporting the need to address vulnerability at a societal level. Nonetheless, specific groups, for example, older female children who have lost their mothers, may face particular risks that should be addressed with targeted interventions.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Laura Camfield
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 23:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24941
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9728-y

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