“HIV/AIDS orphans’ education in Uganda: The changing role of older people”

Kakooza, James, and Sitawa R. Kimuna. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 3, no. 4 (2006): 63-81.

The study that this article discusses examined the epidemic creating a crisis in the Sub-Saharan African family structure that is HIV/AIDS. In Uganda, it was discovered that many of the roles of older people had been reversed from receiving care, to providing it. Subsequently, the study used cross-sectional data from the Kayunga district in Central Uganda to examine HIV/AIDS impact on the older people. Almost all grandparent-headed households (97.3%) in the study had on average 3 orphaned-children going to school. This article highlights the challenges that grandparents and other older kinship care providers face in providing for their children’s educational needs on top of other financial and psychological strains.


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