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The impact of parental death on child outcomes: evidence from Ethiopia

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Parental death is one of the many risks faced by children in poor communities, especially in Africa in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. While the death of a parent at any age is a significant and distressing event, Young Lives research in Ethiopia finds that the age the child is when a parent dies is important for outcomes later on. If a parent dies early on in a child’s life (between ages 0 and 6) then the death per se does not seem to affect children’s health, education, sense of optim...

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University of Oxford
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Young Lives
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Camfield, L
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Himaz, R
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Murray, H
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Young Lives Publisher's website
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Young Lives Policy Brief
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http://www.younglives.org.uk/publications/policy-briefs
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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7
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English
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2010-03-22

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