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Beyond orphanhood: rethinking vulnerability in Ethiopia

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‘Orphans’ as a category of vulnerable children came to the fore in the context of the global AIDS crisis. Currently the notion of ‘Orphans and Vulnerable Children’ (or OVCs) dominates much of the child protection debates across sub-Saharan Africa. Data from Young Lives in Ethiopia challenges the assumption that parental death alone results in poorer life chances for children. While orphanhood can impact on children’s psychosocial well-being, socio-economic deprivation needs to be considered a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Young Lives Policy Brief
Publication date:
2011-01-01
Paper number:
16
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2013-12-13

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