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Young carers in South Africa: tasks undertaken by children in households affected by HIV infection and other illness

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‘Young carers’ are children who take on adult responsibility in response to familial illness. South Africa’s high disease burden, limited health care capacity and cultural notions of children’s familial duty suggest a large population of ‘young carers’ in this country. This study aims to explore the nature of responsibility among children affected by illness in deprived South African communities. A total of 349 children and adolescents aged 10–18 years in illness-affected households in the We...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/17450128.2014.986252

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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European Research Council
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313421
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies More from this journal
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
55-66
Publication date:
2014-12-05
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EISSN:
1745-0136
ISSN:
1745-0128
Language:
English
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502462
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2016-01-21

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