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"I Can't Go to School and Leave Her in So Much Pain": Educational Shortfalls Among Adolescent 'Young Carers' in the South African AIDS Epidemic

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"I go to the hospital with my mother when she is sick. I can't go to school and leave her in so much pain. I won't concentrate." Millions of adolescents live with AIDS-affected parents or primary caregivers. Little is known about educational impacts of living in an AIDS-affected home, or of acting as a "young carer" in the context of AIDS. This study combined qualitative and quantitative methods to determine educational impacts of household AIDS-sickness and other-sickness. Six hundred and fi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0743558411417868

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Adolescent Research Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
5
Pages:
581-605
Publication date:
2011-09-02
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EISSN:
1552-6895
ISSN:
0743-5584
URN:
uuid:cd88058c-47d6-48a3-99c1-9b89a0b7d02a
Source identifiers:
353323
Local pid:
pubs:353323

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