Gogo care and protection of vulnerable children in rural Malawi: changing responsibilities, capacity to provide, and implications for well-being in the era of HIV and AIDS.

@article{Littrell2012GogoCA,
  title={Gogo care and protection of vulnerable children in rural Malawi: changing responsibilities, capacity to provide, and implications for well-being in the era of HIV and AIDS.},
  author={Megan A Littrell and Laura Murphy and Moses Kumwenda and Kate MacIntyre},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={335-55}
}
The role of older women in the care and protection of vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa may be changing given increasing rates of orphanhood due to AIDS. Concern regarding their capacity to provide for children and implications for their health and well-being dominate the literature. However, studies have not yet examined the situation of older caregivers in comparison to their younger counterparts over time. In this study, panel data on 1,219 caregivers in rural Malawi between 2007 and… CONTINUE READING
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