Bookcover of The Caregiving Work and Survival Strategies of Young Girls
Booktitle:

The Caregiving Work and Survival Strategies of Young Girls

Dynamics of Caregiving in Female Headed Households Affected by HIV/AIDS in Addis Ketema Sub-city of Addis Ababa

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-11-19 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-30457-6

ISBN-10:
3659304573
EAN:
9783659304576
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The term ‘young caregiver’ refers to children and young persons under 18 who provide or intend to provide care, assistance or support to another family member(Becker,2000). Similar to studies about orphaned children, the literature on young carers has a tendency to represent them as passive victims undermining the active participation of children in building resilience. The present study seeks to counterbalance this narrow focus by describing how young girls who provide care to their family cope with difficult circumstances caused by HIV/AIDS in Addis Ketema sub city, Addis Ababa. A thematic analysis of qualitative data reveals that young girls are providing care beyond the usual expectations of children’s ‘normal’ contributions to the reproduction of households via domestic chores and suchlike. The analysis also reveals some of the psychosocial coping strategies that the young girls draw upon. These includes their ability to mobilise social support, engage in income-generating activities and build positive identities based around a social recognition of their responsibilities. The study opens up new levels of analysis and implication for policy, research, and intervention.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Fuad Kedir Ahmed, Tatek Abebe, Ashenafi Hagos
Number of pages:
104
Published at:
2012-11-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
Social pedagogy, social work
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Coping, HIV/AIDS, Caregiving, Young Girls, Female Headed Households

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