Outcomes of Orphanhood in Ethiopia: A Mixed Methods Study

Camfield, Laura ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0165-9857 (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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Abstract

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
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Laura Camfield
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2022 01:43
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24941
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9728-y

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