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Global and local processes influencing young people’s caring roles in families 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/9781847420220.003.0009
Global and local processes influencing young people’s caring roles in families affected by HIV and AIDS

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This chapter explores the processes and factors that influence whether and why young people take on caring responsibilities in families affected by HIV/AIDS. It explores the perspectives of young people, parents/relatives, and service providers on the factors and changes in family life that led to the commencement of young people's caring trajectories within families in Tanzania and the UK. The chapter also analyses the wider structural and relational aspects that affect the socioeconomic, cultural, and policy context of young caregiving at the global, national, and local levels.

Keywords: young people; caring responsibilities; HIV/AIDS; young people's perspectives; parents/relatives; service providers; Tanzania; relational aspects; young caregiving

Chapter.  16090 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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