Children caring for their "caregivers": exploring the caring arrangements in households affected by AIDS in Western Kenya.

@article{Skovdal2010ChildrenCF,
  title={Children caring for their "caregivers": exploring the caring arrangements in households affected by AIDS in Western Kenya.},
  author={Morten Skovdal},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={96-103}
}
Reflecting dominant understandings of childhood, many researchers describe orphans as an emotional and financial cost to the households in which they live. This has created a representation of orphans as a burden, not only to their fostering household, but also to society. This article seeks to challenge this representation by exploring children's contributions to their fostering households. Drawing on research from Bondo District in Kenya, this article brings together the views of 36 guardians… CONTINUE READING
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