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Children’s and young people’s care work in households affected by HIV and AIDS

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420220
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301769 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.003.0005
Children’s and young people’s care work in households affected by HIV and AIDS

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This chapter discusses young people's everyday caring responsibilities within households affected by HIV/AIDS in both the global North and South. It highlights similarities and differences between children's experiences within two divergent socioeconomic and welfare contexts. The chapter discusses the range of support that children provide for their parents/relatives, and explores gendered and temporal aspects of children's care work, drawing on young people's narratives, diaries, drawings, and photographs of their daily routines and caring responsibilities.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS; global North; children's experiences; welfare context; children's care work

Chapter.  7010 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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